Gaslight - Shaw Festival Theatre

Bella thinks she’s losing her mind. The truth might be worse.
Royal George Theatre
May 4 - October 8
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Bella Manningham thinks she’s losing her mind. In the evenings, she hears strange sounds and the gas lights dim for no apparent reason. But is she losing her grip on reason, or is it being loosened for her? Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play gave us the word we now use for an insidious form of mental abuse. This new adaptation from Johnna Wright and Shaw’s own Patty Jamieson is a gripping thriller: will the gaslight have its intended, murderous, effect?

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Technical Credits
By Johnna Wright and Patty Jamieson
Based on the play Angel Street
By Patrick Hamilton
Directed by Kelli Fox
Set and costumes designed by Judith Bowden
Lighting designed by Kimberly Purtell
Original music and sound designed by Gilles Zolty

The following people provided invaluable assistance in bringing Gaslight to the stage:

Dramaturgical support:
Aaron Bushkowsky, Lucia Frangione, Joanna Falck, Kate Hennig, Del Surjik

Molly Atkinson, Gabrielle Jones, Claire Jullien, Madelyn Kriese, Emily Lukasik, Thom Marriott, Tara Rosling, Ben Sanders, Gabriella Sundar Singh, Allan Teichman, Jacqueline Thair, Nicole Underhay, Shawn Wright

The development of Gaslight was supported by:

Ontario Theatre Creators’ Reserve

Saskatchewan Arts Board

Approximate run time
2 hours 35 minutes
with one intermission
Age recommendation
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