David Mirvish is pleased to present Patrick Hamilton’s classic mystery thriller GASLIGHT. Performances begin Sunday January 17 and play through Sunday February 28, 2016 at the newly reconfigured 1,384 seat Ed Mirvish Theatre.
Gaslight premiered in London in 1938 and immediately became an international success. In 1944, it was adapted into an iconic film starring Ingrid Bergman. Since then, the play has become a staple of theatre companies in Britain but rarely seen in North America. This brand new production will be mounted in the U.K. before travelling across the Atlantic to the Ed Mirvish Theatre.
As the ghostly living room gaslight flickers and the floorboards creak around her, Bella Manningham becomes convinced that she is losing her mind, as her mother did before her. With her husband away on business, she loses all sense of reality. Does the terror exist in her imagination or are dark secrets living in her home? The surprise arrival of a retired detective leads to a shocking discovery that will shake her respectable Victorian marriage to its core. A powerful psychological drama.
Northern Irish actress Flora Montgomery stars as Bella Manningham alongside Game of Thrones stars Owen Teale as Jack Manningham and Ian McElhinney as Inspector Rough.
Tealeplays Alliser Thorne on Game of Thrones. On stage he has appeared in many West End and Broadway productions, winning a Tony Award in 1997 for his performance as Torvald opposite Janet McTeer in Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, a part for which he also won a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. He has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre of Great Britain, among many others.
McElhinney, Northern Irish actor and director, has appeared in many television series in a career spanning more than thirty years, including Taggart, Hornblower and The Tudors. In Game of Thrones he starred as Barristan Selmy. He has performed with the Abbey Theatre, the Gate Theatre, the Royal Court, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre of Great Britain. He directed the Olivier Award-winning Stones in his Pockets in London, Toronto and on Broadway, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Director.
Rounding out the cast is Emily Head who stars Nancy andVictoria lennox as Elizabeth.Demot McLaughlin and David Hayd will each star as Policeman.
For ticket information visit www.mirivsh.com