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Gaslight: a popular Victorian thriller


  • Limelight Theatre Civic Drive Wanneroo, WA, 6065 Australia (map)
Inspector Rough (Chris Juckes, right) comes to the aid of Bella (Emma Shaw) in Gaslight at Limelight Theatre.

Inspector Rough (Chris Juckes, right) comes to the aid of Bella (Emma Shaw) in Gaslight at Limelight Theatre.

A mystery of dimming gaslight and footsteps in the night, matched with the timeless theme of marital manipulation, form the basis of a popular Victorian thriller on show at Limelight Theatre this autumn.

Written by Patrick Hamilton and directed by Karen Tropiano, Gaslight is set in 1880 and focuses on the Manninghams – suave Jack Manningham is slowly psychologically torturing his wife Bella into insanity.

When she is visited by Inspector Rough, he convinces her that Jack is a maniacal criminal wanted for a murder committed 15 years ago. Bella then gains confidence in herself, as she works with the inspector to build up evidence against her husband.

 

THE DETAILS

Gaslight plays at 8pm March 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16. Tickets are $21, $18 concession – book on 0499 954 016 between 9am and midday, Monday to Friday, or at www.limelighttheatre.com. Limelight Theatre is located on Civic Drive, Wanneroo.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

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