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Gaslight

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  3f, 2m

Gaslight
by Patrick Hamilton

This classic Victorian thriller was first produced in 1935. Jack Manningham is slowly, deliberately driving his wife, Bella, insane. He has almost succeeded when help arrives in the form of a former detective, Rough, who believes Manningham to be a thief and murderer.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 2m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior
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This classic Victorian thriller was first produced in 1935. Jack Manningham is slowly, deliberately driving his wife, Bella, insane. He has almost succeeded when help arrives in the form of a former detective, Rough, who believes Manningham to be a thief and murderer. Aided by Bella, Rough proves Manningham's true identity and finally Bella achieves a few moments of sweet revenge for the suffering inflicted on her.
M2 (45, 60s) F3 (19, 34, 50)
  • Time Period Victorian (British and American), 19th Century
  • Setting A living-room
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

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Patrick Hamilton

Patrick Hamilton (1904-1962) Patrick Hamilton was born in Hassocks, Sussex in 1904. He and his parents moved a short while later to Hove, where he spent his early years. He published his first novel, CRAVEN HOUSE, in 1926 and within a few years had established a wide reade ...
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