Gaslight (Angel Street)

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By Patrick Hamilton
Directed by Gary Hamilton
Auditions: November 5, 2018 (3 Women, 2 Men)
Evening Performances at 8pm:
January 4, 5, 2019
January 11, 12
January 18, 19
January 25, 26
Sunday Matinee: January 13, 2019
A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the diabolical story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent, however, that Jack, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife, Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness that masks more sinister motives. And, since Bella’s mother died of insanity, she is more than half convinced that she is going out of her mind. While her husband is out, she has an unexpected caller: amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Jack is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder committed fifteen years earlier in this very house, and fears Bella is in grave danger. Gradually, the inspector restores Bella’s confidence in herself and, as the evidence against Manningham unfolds, the author has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre.