Perth Theatre’s spring season continues with an evocative take on Patrick Hamilton’s classic thriller Gaslight.

Directed and designed by Kai Fischer, the intense psychological drama which coined the term ‘gaslighting’ runs in Perth Theatre from Thursday 21 March until Saturday 6 April.

Bella Manningham is going mad, 'stark gibbering mad' just like her mother. She must be … items go missing in her house; pictures disappear from walls, brooches, rings, keys, and pencils vanish, only to turn up in the most surprising places; lights flicker up and down; and she hears noises at night in the closed off rooms upstairs. When Bella replaces her smelling salts with a stiff glass of whisky with a retired detective, the fog starts to clear. But what is the connection between all the strange goings-on around her and a violent murder and robbery twenty years ago?

Kai Fischer said:

“With a dark and captivating atmosphere written into its core, Patrick Hamilton's play is hugely rich material for a great night of theatrical storytelling and suspense.

Gaslight provides both a window into a different world and time and, at its heart, an essentially timeless theme and story. There are characters full of secrets, ambitions, fears and mystery, who can feel both strange and uncannily familiar to us at the same time. Who can they trust and how far can Bella, the woman at the centre of this world, ever even trust herself?

Our evocative take on this truly world-famous thriller sees a fateful night unfold in a world of fading light, shadows and mysterious sounds and noises.”

For tickets and information for Gaslight in Perth Theatre from Thursday 21 March until Saturday 6 April click here or call Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031. Gaslight is supported by Blackadders.

Tuesday 26 February 2019