"In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it" - George Bernard Shaw
Young, trusting, and fragile – Bella Manningham thinks she’s losing her mind. In the evenings, she hears strange noises. The sitting-room gas lamps dim for no apparent reason. Is Bella’s loving relationship with her partner Jack all that it seems?
Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play introduced us to the powerful term we now use to describe an insidious form of deception and manipulation.
This liberating adaptation by Johnna Wright and Patty Jamieson, which world premiered at the 2022 Shaw Festival, is a gripping, reimagined thriller of daring and doubt. Will the “gaslighting” have its intended dire effect, or will our heroine find the strength to save herself?
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2hrs 30mins (incl. interval)
March 6th, 2024
Recommended for ages 13+
Wheelchair entry to the theatre is via ramp that is placed toward the right of the frontage, away from Lonsdale Street. Once inside the foyer, there are no stairs through to the auditorium.
GETTING TO THE VENUE
BY TRAIN: Parliament Train station is approximately 260m from the Comedy Theatre. This is a City Loop station. There is an accessible entrance and exit located on Spring Street.
BY TRAM: The closest tram stop is Russell St Stop 7 – it is accessed by the 86 & 96 trams and is a level access stop.
BY TAXI: The nearest taxi rank is outside the Melbourne Marriott Hotel, corner Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets.
BY CAR: There is limited parking in the city, however patrons of the Comedy Theatre can avail of preferred parking rates at some nearby Wilson Parking car parks. This offer must be booked on their website before arrival.
"The perfect balance of drama and mystery" — Broadway World
Written by: Patrick Hamilton
Adapted by: Johnna Wright and Patty Jamieson
Director: Lee Lewis
Set and Costume Designer: Renée Mulder
Lighting Designer: Paul Jackson
Original Music and Sound Design: Paul Charlier
Bella: Geraldine Hakewill
Jack: Toby Schmitz
Elizabeth: Kate Fitzpatrick
Nancy: Courtney Cavallaro
GASLIGHT runs for 2hrs 30mins (incl. interval).
GASLIGHT is at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre.
Recommended for ages 13+
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