Gas Light by Patrick Hamilton
16th, 17th & 18th May
The play will be directed by Sheila Scull with the play Reading planned for 8th February and with ‘Open’ Auditions planned February 14th at The Swan, Wheathampstead. Click here to find out more about the ‘Open’ Auditions..
The play is set in the gloomy first floor living room of a house in an unfashionable area of London, in the later part of the 19th century, and by the time the curtain rises, the marriage of Mr and Mrs Manningham is in its seventh year. Now so different from the happy, carefree start those so few years ago a heavy toll ways on the shoulders of the once beautiful Bella.
The action of the play takes you to their lives and what has caused this change in Bella. You will also meet their cook/housekeeper Elizabeth, and their maid Nancy. There is one more character for you to watch, but what is an ex detective named Rough adding to the mix? and what causes the gas to dye down and light up the way that it does.
We hope you will enjoy looking through the proscenium arch at these Victorian lives, so very very different from our own.
Purchase tickets at the Manor Pharmacy Wheathampstead, at the door on the evening of the event or online at