Playing | Jan 26 2013 - Feb 24 2013
By Patrick Hamilton
Directed by Christopher Newton
A Flickering Lamp Hides Many Secrets.
A newlywed bride fears her family history of mental illness is creeping into her life. But is it her mind that is failing her, or is it those around her? Secrets are revealed as the gaslights dim. One of the great classics of the mystery genre brought to life in a beautiful new production!
ANGEL STREET (GASLIGHT) is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Calgary Herald Feature
It isn't every day the director is the star attraction of a mystery, but it isn't every day the director of the new Vertigo show is Christopher Newton, either. It turns out Newton encouraged Vertigo's new artistic director Craig Hall to apply for the job, then provided Hall with a crash course in mystery theatre that helped him ace his job interview.
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GASLIGHT director talks to CBC about his illustrious career and the Calgary scene
He was the first Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary back in late sixties, since then he has had an illustrious career including two decades at the prestigious Shaw Festival. He has returned to the city to direct Vertigo Theatre''s Gaslight.
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ANNA CUMMER as Mrs. Manningham
CHRISTOPHER HUNT as Rough
PATRICK MCMANUS as Mr. Manningham
ARIELLE ROMBOUGH as Nancy
ELIZABETH STEPKOWSKI TARHAN as Elizabeth
JAMES NOONAN as Police Officer
NARDA MCCARROLL - Set & Lighting Designer
DEITRA KALYN - Costume Designer
SAMANTHA HINDLE - Sound Designer
AILSA BIRNIE - Stage Manager
RUBY DAWN EUSTAQUIO - ASM
Review by Louis Hobson, Calgary Sun
February 8, 2013
Turns out this play is actually a gas
Vertigo's Gaslight, as directed by Christopher Newton, is not only period elegance personified but a rip-roaring good stage thriller filled with suspense, drama and comedy... Newton and his fine cast have found the balance and style this play needs to make it work 75 years after it was written.
Review by Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald
February 6, 2013
Cummer is completely believable as a neurotic, borderline personality early on, which makes her transformation in the finale that much more satisfying to watch. McManus swaggers around like a rapper in a nightclub for most of the night, belying a cockiness that gives away the fact that Mr. Manningham is somewhat less than a gentleman, while Hunt gives his Det. Rough a roguish charm that recalls Sean Connery.
Director's preview | Sun Jan 27th, 7:30pm
Opening night | Thu Jan 31st, 7:30pm