A terrifyingly tense tale of terror comes to the stage

Tara Fitzgerald and Jonathan Firth in Gaslight. Picture by Idil Sukan/Draw HQ
Tara Fitzgerald and Jonathan Firth in Gaslight. Picture by Idil Sukan/Draw HQ

It’s a perfect show for the time of year as an intense psychological drama hits the stage.

Bella Manningham is a wife in a difficult relationship with her husband Jack. But when things start to go missing, she questions her own mind.

This show is not for the faint hearted as from the moment you sit down, the clever set design draws you into Bella’s world of insanity.

And then the actors take to the stage with the repellent Jack played with pure evil by Jonathan Firth and the timid Bella played superbly by Tara Fitzgerald.

In many ways, she is the star of the show and has the biggest journey to go on of all the characters. I won’t spoil anything but her acting during the dénouement is of the highest standard. The less you know about this show before seeing it, the better. It comes with plenty of twists and turns that will keep you guessing throughout the show.

But this is fantastic production and one that is suitably tense all the way through.

From me, this show is highly recommended.

Gaslight can be seen at the Royal and Derngate until Saturday, November 7. For tickets call the box office on 01604 624811 or visit www.royaland
derngate.co.uk.