||5th - 7th April 2017
||The Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
||£14 / £12 Concessions
Jack Manningham is slowly, deliberately driving his wife, Bella, insane. Her only
tether to reality is a gaslight mounted on her wall, which fades up and down suspiciously.
On the brink of madness, Bella is introduced to former detective Rough, who believes
Jack to be a thief and murderer. With only a memory and the testimony of an allegedly
mad woman, Rough attempts to prove Bella’s sanity, not only to those around her,
but also, to herself.
This classic thriller, set at the turn of the 19th Century in Victorian London, was first
produced in 1938. It was later filmed twice, in Britain and the USA, with Ingrid
Bergman winning an Oscar for her portrayal of Bella Manningham in the later version.