Production Date: Nov/Dec 1994
Directed by: Ken Guest
Playwright: Patrick Hamilton
Staged: The Theatre, Church Walk,
The Manninghams appear to live peaceful lives, but it soon becomes apparent that Mr Manningham, a suavely sinister and handsome man, is slowly torturing his gentle, lovely wife into insanity under the guise of kindness.
While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller in ex detective sergeant Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Manningham is a maniacal criminal wanted for a murder committed fifteen years ago in this very house. Gradually the hearty and understanding Rough restores
Mrs Manningham's confidence in herself and together they discover the mystery around the dimming gaslight and the hidden rubbies.
PLAYWRIGHT: Patrick Hamilton (March 17, 1904 - September 23, 1962) was an English playwright and novelist.
Box Office Manager
Front of House Manager
Bob Awcock, Geoff Twyman, Alan Herbert,
Terry Thompsett & Keith Griffiths
Pearl White, Daphne Mainwairing &
Ex Detective Sergeant Rough
Elizabeth the Housekeeper
Nancy the Maid
Policeman # 1
Policeman # 2
BHTC Production Number: 176