Gaslight – 1974

Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton

Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th October 1974

The Civic Hall, Trowbridge

A bell clangs in the early evening gloom of a foggy Victorian street as the muffin man does his rounds, while in the tall, forbidding house which is becoming her prison, Bella Manningham is slowly losing her mind. Her husband’s tyranny and the insolence of her housemaid, plus the air of mystery in her home, have driven her almost to breaking-point … While Jack Manningham goes out on the town each evening, his wife cowers alone in her room, lit by the shadowy gaslight, listening to the mysterious footsteps overhead. When an unexpected visitor turns out to be an ex-policeman, Sergeant Rough, Bella realises she’s caught in some very sinister happenings.

Directed
by
Tony Giddings

Cast

Jack Manningham

Bella Manningham

Sergeant Rough

Elizabeth

Nancy

Derek Morrissey

Elvy Romans

John Williams

Ruby Goldsmith

Angela Vowles