Gaslight is society’s next production

Sudbury Dramatic Society's production of Gaslight. Maid Nancy and Jack Manningham played by Demi Teager and Nick Elliott ANL-160510-100833001
Sudbury Dramatic Society's production of Gaslight. Maid Nancy and Jack Manningham played by Demi Teager and Nick Elliott ANL-160510-100833001
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It is all change for the November production from Sudbury Dramatic Society, based at Sudbury’s Quay Theatre, with the society’s next production to be Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton.

The play will be on at The Quay Theatre from Tuesday, November 1, to Saturday, November 5, at 7.45pm.

Sudbury Dramatic Society's production of Gaslight. Worried housekeeper Elizabeth, played by Anne Lilliie-Foster ANL-160510-100924001

Sudbury Dramatic Society's production of Gaslight. Worried housekeeper Elizabeth, played by Anne Lilliie-Foster ANL-160510-100924001

A classic Victorian thriller, Gaslight was first produced in 1935. Set in 1880 in fog bound London, Jack Manningham is slowly and deliberately driving his wife, Bella, insane.

He has almost succeeded when help arrives in the person of former detective, Rough.

Rough believes Manningham to be a thief and a murderer. Aided by Bella, Rough proves Manningham’s true identity and Bella finally achieves a few moments of sweet revenge for the suffering inflicted on her.

Thrown in to the mix is flirty maid Nancy, who lightens the sombre mood of the play, and a motherly housekeeper worried about her mistress.

Gaslight is directed by Belinda Hasler from Braintree, who was responsible for the SDS production of Rumours last year.

Tickets are available now from The Quay Theatre Box Office on 01787 374745 or online at www.quaysudbury.org.uk.