Gaslight - A Victorian Thriller in Three Acts - aka Angel Street

Gaslight - A Victorian Thriller in Three Acts - aka Angel Street $12.99

Patrick Hamilton

Published by Samuel French Ltd

2 Male 3 Female

A Broadway hit first produced in London under the title Gaslight, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams who live on Angel Street in the 19th Century

When the curtain rises, all appears to be peaceful

It is soon apparent that Manningham, a suavely sinister and handsome man, is slowly torturing his gentle, lovely wife into insanity under the guise of kindness

While he is out, Mrs Manningham has an unexpected caller amiable, paternal Rough from Scotland Yard

Rough is convinced that Manningham is a maniacal criminal wanted for a murder committed fifteen years ago in this very house

Gradually the hearty and understanding Rough restores Mrs. Manningham's confidence in herself and they build up evidence against Manningham, managing this exciting and fascinating task shrewdly but not succeeding until the author has built up and sustained some of the most brilliant suspense in the modern theatre

The secret of the dimming gaslight and the mystery of the hidden rubies will captivate all


"Infinite craft and dexterity ... Comes off the top part of the theatre's top shelf" ~ NY Times

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