Emilia Fox (Silent Witness, Rebecca, Merlin) stars as troubled newly wed Bella Manningham in this brand new full cast audio production of the classic thriller Gaslight.
Despite seemingly having every advantage and an outwardly doting husband, Bella is being driven slowly mad... but can the cause of her madness truly be her husband? What is the dark, terrible, secret lurking in his past, and where does he disappear to each evening?
Left alone in her dingy parlour with the gaslight periodically dimming and the shadows surrounding her, is Bella really going insane? Does Police detective Rough hold all the answers? Will anybody be able to save her from her darkened fate...
Other cast members include Sean Connolly as Jack, Helen Oakleigh as Nancy, Rosemary Smith as Elizabeth and Terry Molloy (The Archers, Doctor Who) as Inspector Rough. Written in 1938, and memorably filmed in 1944 with Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight is a classic thriller, and a geniunely tense study of the power of good and evil...
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1986 reprint of a play first performed in 1938 in Richmond, London. Twice filmed where it is also known as 'Angel Street' (1939) and 'Murder in Thornton Square' (1944). 83 pages.About the Author:
Patrick Hamilton was one of the most gifted and admired writers of his generation. His plays include Rope (1929), on which the Hitchcock thriller was based, and Gas Light (1939). Among his novels are The Midnight Bell, The Siege of Pleasure, The Plains of Cement, Twenty-thousand Streets Under the Sky, Hangover Square, The Slaves of Solitude and The West Pier. He died in 1962.
The Sunday Telegraph said: 'His finest work can easily stand comparison with the best of this more celebrated contempories George Orwell and Graham Greene.'
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Book Description Constable, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0094508305
Book Description Constable, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-133-50-9573009