Psychological Thriller Gaslight comes to New Alexandra Theatre next year starring Kara Tointon
New Alexandra Theatre
06.01.2017 - 14.01.2017
One of the greatest thrillers of all time Gaslight returns to UK theatres starring the celebrated stage and television actress Kara Tointon. Kara plays Bella Manningham, memorably portrayed by Oscar winner Ingrid Bergman in the classic 1944 film adaptation. Rupert Young of BBC 1’s Merlin joins Kara as husband Jack Manningham and the multi-talented Keith Allen is cast in the role of Detective Rough.
The UK tour opens at Birmingham’s New Alexandra Theatre on January 6 2017 and runs until Saturday 14 January 2017.
While Jack Manningham (Rupert Young) is on the town each evening his wife Bella (Kara Tointon) is home alone. She can’t explain the disappearance of familiar objects, the mysterious footsteps overhead or the ghostly flickering of living room gaslight – is she losing her mind? Does the terror exist in her imagination or are dark secrets living in her home? The surprise arrival of retired Detective Rough (Keith Allen) leads to a shocking discovery that will shake her respectable Victorian marriage to its core.
A highly suspenseful play, Gaslight is written by one of the 20th Century’s most renowned British writers, Patrick Hamilton whose works also include the chilling Rope (1929) successfully adapted for the screen by Alfred Hitchcock.
In the tradition of heavyweight thrillers from Hitchcock, Christie or Priestley, Gaslight is a genre-defining, all-round elegant masterpiece.
A tense and hugely satisfying evening of great British theatre, this new production of Gaslight is one not to be missed.
You can purchase tickets online at www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham or call 0844 871 3011