GASLIGHT tells the story of the Manninghams who live on Angel Street in the 19th Century
When the curtain rises, all appears to be peaceful. It is soon apparent that 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 amiable, paternal 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 they build up evidence against Manningham, managing this exciting and fascinating task shrewdly but not succeeding until the author has built up and sustained some of the most brilliant suspense in the modern theatre.