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15–19 May 2024

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? Starring Geraldine Hakewill, star of Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder MysteriesToby Schmitz from Boy Swallows Universe and Kate Fitzpatrick, legend of stage and screen, this new psychological thriller will keep you guessing. 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? With all the hallmarks of Victorian Gothic, refreshed with intriguing new insights, Gaslight is a thrilling theatrical experience. “The perfect balance of drama and mystery” – Broadway World

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Synopsis

15–19 May 2024

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?

Starring Geraldine Hakewill, star of Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder MysteriesToby Schmitz from Boy Swallows Universe and Kate Fitzpatrick, legend of stage and screen, this new psychological thriller will keep you guessing.

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?

With all the hallmarks of Victorian Gothic, refreshed with intriguing new insights, Gaslight is a thrilling theatrical experience.

“The perfect balance of drama and mystery” – Broadway World

Dates & Times

Wednesday 15 May 2024, 7pm

Thursday 16 May 2024, 7pm

Friday 17 May 2024, 7.30pm

Saturday 18 May 2024, 2pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 19 May 2024, 2pm & 6pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Rodney Rigby and Queensland Theatre

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 150 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain strobe lighting and haze effects.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is suitable for a general audience. As it is a full-length theatrical performance, it is recommended for ages 13+.

LATECOMERS:
For most performances, latecomers cannot be admitted until a break in the performance. Please allow plenty of time to cover traffic and parking delays.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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