Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton
Monday 3 July, 7.15pm Post Show Q&A
Friday 7 July, 7.15pm Captioned Performance
"Gaslighting: a form of psychological abuse in which a person or group causes someone to questions their own sanity, memories, or perception of reality. People who experience gaslighting may feel confused, anxious, or as though they cannot trust themselves." - Medical News Today, 2023
The term originated from Patrick Hamilton's timeless thriller Gaslight.
Jack Manningham psychologically manipulates his wife Bella until she questions her sanity. Set in London, the emotional abuse is observed by their maids Elizabeth and Nancy who are used as pawns to further Bella's insanity. Depicting a relationship of manipulation, coercion and control, they are confronted by former police detective Rough who is convinced all is not as it appears and is intent on solving a cold case.
Domestic abuse, psychological manipulation
Cast in alphabetical order
Stefan Brennan-Healy Rough
Charlotte Delima Mrs Manningham
Patrick Fusco Mr Manningham
Maggie Musgrove Elizabeth
Jessica Revell Nancy
Freesheet and full production team
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Where to find us
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
London WC1E 6ED
+44 (0)20 7908 4800
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