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Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton

29th Mar - 2nd Apr 2022

Event info

Start Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £15.00 Concessions: £13.00


Description

"I knew from the first moment I saw you that you were dangerous to me"

The suave and confident Jack Manningham seems to live a comfortable life with his wife Bella. But a quiet malevolence and casual misogyny lurks beneath the surface.

As Mrs Manningham begins to doubt her own sanity, Inspector Rough appears. Is Bella really losing her grip on reality, or is there something altogether more sinister happening …?

Written in 1938, this psychological thriller of manipulation and control in a toxic marriage remains alarmingly relevant, with the term 'gaslighting' being used last month in a High Court ruling for the first time. 

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This amateur production of Gaslight is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

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Cast

Mrs Manningham: Catherine Ellis

Mr Manningham: Sam Hinton

Rough: Stuart Douglas

Elizabeth: Valerie Russell

Nancy: Emily Jeffrey

Policeman 1: Mark Buckley

Policeman 2: Charlie Hope

Understudy: Maggie Childs

Production Team

Director: Gordon Russell

Assistant Director: Tracey Lucas

Stage Manager: Pamela Birleson

Assistant Stage Manager: Barbara Edmundson

Lighting and Sound Design: Tim Swinton

Lighting and Sound Operation: Tim Swinton, Glen Maddison

Set Design: Tim Swinton

Set Builders: Alan Potts, Josh Gray, Stewart Dives, Raymond Bilinski, Gordon Russell

Set Painting and Dressing: Kaila Moyers

Properties: Cathrine Moore, Barbara Edmundson, Lauren Allison

Wardrobe: Sarah Pearson

Rehearsal Prompt: Pamela Birleson

With thanks to the celebrated artist William Rees BEM for "the picture" and to the Little Theatre Gateshead for various additional props.

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