After a run of musicals and concerts the New Theatre on Broadway now brings us a polished production of Gaslight.
Starring TV’s Martin Shaw as the lead (Judge John Deed, Inspector George Gently and The Professionals) Gaslight didn’t disappoint with plenty of mystery and impressive special effects along the way.
Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight was first staged in 1938, and in 1944 was adapted as a film starring legendary Academy Award winner Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotton and Charles Boyer.
In this latest production Martin Shaw leads the cast in style and has returned to the stage after recent West End triumphs which include An Ideal Husband, Twelve Angry Men, Are You Lonesome Tonight? and A Man for All Seasons.
He stars as former police detective Rough who could be the only hope for tormented Bella Mannigham – as he tries to untangle fact from fiction and save a woman on the brink of insanity.
Bella is troubled by strange happenings and creaking footsteps in the attic. A lost watch, a missing brooch, a displaced picture frame… are these just tricks of the mind as for Bella everything seems horribly real. As a fog-bound evening draws in and the gaslight mysteriously dims once gain, Bella realises she is alone with no one to protect her.
If you like an atmospheric old style mystery we can recommend seeing Gaslight this week – it runs nightly until Saturday October 26.