Classic thriller “Gaslight” comes to Brackley this May

Brackley Players present Patrick Hamilton’s classic Victorian-set thriller, Gaslight, from 29 to 31 May 2019 at Southfield Primary Academy in Brackley.

As the gaslight dims in a creaky old house, Bella Manningham becomes convinced she is losing her sanity. The unexpected arrival of former police detective leads her to question all she believed about her life and marriage as the shocking truth is revealed. 

The cast of 5 have been rehearsing since February to bring together this play. Director, Jim Howson, has been working hard with the cast as they delve into their characters and get to grips with the text of this intriguing psychological thriller. 

He said, “Written in 1938 but set in Victorian, the play actually contains some very modern ideas which will resonate with audiences today. The cast have been doing extremely well at really living their parts and developing their characters through this complex plot.”  

Alice Adams takes the role of Mrs Manningham with Josh Ryan as Mr Manningham. Scott and Lisa Saffrey take the roles of Rough and Elizabeth, respectively, and Nancy is played by Bethan Workman

The cast are supported by a backstage and technical team to create the atmospheric set for the play to transport audiences back in time to 1880s London. 

Gaslight will be performed at 7.30pm on Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 May at Southfield Primary Academy, Banbury Road, Brackley, NN13 6AU.

Tickets are £9 for adults and £7 for concessions and can be bought online at, in person from Davies and Partners in Brackley or by ringing Keith on 07516 408897