The Book of Darkness & Light

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Legend has it that years ago, from deep beneath the streets, a book of strange and haunting tales was unearthed …

The Book of Darkness and Light is a new storytelling experience combining gothic stories written and read by Adam Z. Robinson and a haunting musical score composed and performed by Ben Styles.

The performances comprise of three spine-tingling stories to spook and scare, accompanied by the beautiful, haunting sounds of the violin. Be thrilled, chilled and thoroughly entertained by this new storytelling experience.

From September 2016 the show will tour to libraries, theatres and arts spaces. Please visit the Facebook page for more information.

First conceived for Light Night Leeds 2015 and performed in the St John the Evangelist Church, Adam & Ben have since taken the show to various other venues including Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, The Hyde Park Book Club in Leeds and Square Chapel in Halifax.

The Book of Darkness & Light can be commissioned for or adapted to any venue or event. For more information, please send email

Stories and performance by Adam Z. Robinson
Live music and composition by Ben Styles
Visit The Book of Darkness & Light Facebook page

Audience Feedback for ‘The Crimson Corridor’:

“High class storytelling”
“Atmospheric & creepy”
“Beautifully haunting storytelling”
“Loved it. Can’t wait to see more!”
“What lovely art”
“Loved it. Can’t wait to see more”
“High class storytelling”
“Loved it. Very creepy”
“Great event – powerful reading.”

Feedback on Twitter #DarkBookLeeds:

“Brilliant performance! You’ve got one more chance to experience a moving story and music. Trust me.”

“#lightnightleeds Highlight:The book of darkness & light | Adam Z Robinson & Ben Styles | mesmerising site specific ghost story”

“Happy I made it to the (packed) last showing of #darkbookleeds. Hopefully there’ll be more to come soon”

“Thoroughly enjoyed #darkbookleeds. If you get the chance tonight, go see it! #artinthedark”

“Beautifully haunting storytelling from @Adam_Zed”

“Loved your story telling in this beautiful setting.”

“really enjoyed ‘The Book of Darkness and Light’ last night. You were both fab.”

“Fantastic storytelling @Adam_Zed in a wonderful setting.”

“The pews were full for ghost stories @LeedsStJohns tonight”

“Atmospheric & creepy performance by Adam Z Robinson & Ben Styles”

“#lightnightleeds St John the Evangelist for scary stories in indescribably atmospheric surroundings.”