Gaslight thriller in Backwell

PUBLISHED: 18:00 18 November 2018

Backwell Playhouse's dress rehearsal for Gaslight. Helen Coupe (Mrs Mannington), Susie Pain (Nancy) and John Jones (Sgt. Rugh).

 Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Backwell Playhouse's dress rehearsal for Gaslight. Helen Coupe (Mrs Mannington), Susie Pain (Nancy) and John Jones (Sgt. Rugh). Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Backwell theatre audiences will encounter a physiological thriller next week.

Gaslight, written by Patrick Hamilton, will be put on by the Backwell Playhouse Theatre Company.

Mysterious murders and tales of treasure will make for a sinister evening for the audience.

A spokesman for the show said: “It is a Victorian psychological thriller written in 1938 but set in the 1880s.

“Why do the lights mysteriously rise and fall of their own accord? Who prowls the top floor at night? Is Mrs Manningham losing her sanity or is her life in deadly danger?

“And 15 years ago Alice Barlow was brutally murdered in her home on Angel Street.

“But her killer and her treasured rubies were never found.”

Gaslight will be staged from Thursday to Saturday at the theatre in Mariners Drive.

Shows will begin at 7.30pm each night and there will be a matinee on the final day at 2.30pm.

Tickets, priced £10-12, are available on 01179 633586 or 07974 223081 or at www.backwellplayhouse.co.uk

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