Gaslight-Kara Tointon


by Patrick Hamilton
Mon 13 - Sat 18 February 2017
Tickets £18 - £38*

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One of the greatest thrillers of all-time comes to Cambridge, starring the highly acclaimed stage and television actress Kara Tointon, Keith Allen and Rupert Young. Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight is a masterpiece of suspenseful playwriting that will have you on the edge of your seat.

While Jack Manningham is on the town each evening, his wife Bella is home alone. She can’t explain the disappearance of familiar objects, the mysterious footsteps overhead or the ghostly flickering of the living room gaslight – is she losing her mind? Does the terror exist in her imagination or are dark secrets living in her home? The arrival of a retired detective leads to a shocking discovery that will shake her respectable Victorian marriage to its core.

Kara Tointon has received universal critical acclaim for her West End performance of Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion, further stage credits include the West End revivals of Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends and Relatively Speaking. Her television credits include the current ITV drama The Halcyon, winning the 2013 series of Strictly Come Dancing, Mr Selfridge and The Sound of Music Live!

Complete casting includes Rupert Young, who is best known for portraying Sir Leon in the BBC drama series Merlin and Keith Allen, direct from the highly acclaimed West End production of Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming.

In the tradition of heavyweight thrillers from Hitchcock, Christie or Priestly, Gaslight is a genre-defining, sensationally suspenseful masterpiece. A definitive seat-gripping drama which is not to be missed, a tense and hugely satisfying evening of great British theatre.

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Running Time

2 hours and 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval


Monday - Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £18/£28/£33/£38*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £18/£23/£28/£33*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee.

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Kara Tointon
Kara Tointon (Bella Manningham)

Kara Tointon's credits includes: Ginny in Relatively Speaking (Wyndham’s Theatre), Evelyn in Absent Friends (Harold Pinter Theatre), Eliza in Pygmalion (Garrick Theatre). TV includes: Betsey in The Halcyon, Maria in ITV’s Sound Of Music Live!, Rosalie Selfridge in Mr Selfridge, Suntrap, Lewis, Bedlam, Eastenders, Dream TeamTeachers. Film credits includes: Let’s Be Evil, The Last Passenger, The Sweeney, The Football Factory and Warrior Queen.

Keith Allen
Keith Allen (Detective Rough)

Keith Allen's credits include: The Homecoming (Trafalgar Studios, London), Smack Family Robinson (The Rose, Kingston), Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith) Treasure Island (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Celebration and The Room (Almeida Theatre/NY); The Homecoming and Murmuring Judges (National Theatre).Television credits include: Bodyfarm (BBC), My Mad Fat Diary (E4), Uncle, (C4)  Robin Hood (BBC), Treasure Island and The Runaway (Sky), Death in Paradise, Between the Lines (BBC); Undercover (Dave); Great Night Out (ITV1). Film credits include: The Kingsman: The Golden Circle;  Eddie the Eagle.

Rupert Young
Rupert Young (Jack Manningham)

Rupert Young's credits include: Sir Leon in the BBC drama series Merlin, Doc Martin, Foyle's War, Hotel Babylon, The White Queen, Doctor Who. Film credits include Dirty Filthy Love. Theatre credits include: High Society (The Old Vic) and While The Sun Shines (Theatre Royal Bath).

Patrick Hamilton (Playwright)

Patrick Hamilton was a famous author and playwright, other notable works include: Rope (1929) and The Duke in Darkness (1943). Rope was adapted for the screen by Alfred Hitchcock in 1948. 

Anthony Banks (Director)

Anthony Banks’ credits include Dennis Kelly’s DNA (National Tour); Bryony Lavery’s Cesario and More Light, Lucinda Coxon’s The Eternal Not and Michael Lesslie’s Prince of Denmark (National Theatre); Snoo Wilson’s Pignight (Menier); Mark Ravenhill’s The Experiment (Soho Theatre & Berliner Ensemble); Tennessee Williams’ The Hotel Plays; Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie (Theatre Royal Bath & National Tour).

Anthony was an associate director at the National Theatre until 2014, where he commissioned and developed one hundred new plays for NT Connections.


  • Kara Tointon and Keith Allen in Gaslight
  • Kara Tointon and Rupert Young in Gaslight
  • Rupert Young in Gaslight
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  • Kara Tointon in Gaslight
  • 'A superbly gripping psychological thriller'