Main House Martin Shaw


by Patrick Hamilton
  • 14 - 19 October

Event Information

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running time: 2 hours 21 minutes

Performed from Mon 14 — Sat 19 Oct

“British theatre at its very, very best” Bath Magazine

“Under director Lucy Bailey’s deft direction, it’s a corker – combining drama, thrills and menace, and featuring one of the nation’s best-loved actors.” Western Daily Press

“Well worth a visit before it goes to London’s West End.” Wiltshire Times

Bill Kenwright presents Martin Shaw in a new production of the classic stage thriller which went on to be a hit movie.

A lost watch, a missing brooch, a displaced picture frame… Tricks of the mind perhaps, but for Bella Manningham everything seems horribly real.

As the fog-bound evening draws in and the gaslight dims again, Bella is frightened. She realises that she is alone with no one to protect her from the footsteps creaking in the attic, with only her thoughts to keep her company.

Only the unexpected arrival of former police detective, Rough (played by Martin Shaw) can help untangle fact from fiction and save a woman on the brink of insanity.

Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight was first staged in 1938, and in 1944 was adapted as a film starring Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotton and Charles Boyer,

One of the UK’s best loved actors, Martin Shaw is best known for his television roles in Judge John Deed, Inspector George Gently and The Professionals, he returns to the stage after his West End triumphs which include An Ideal Husband, Twelve Angry Men, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, A Man for All Seasons and The Best Man.

James Wilby, best known for the lead role in the classic Merchant Ivory film Maurice and recently as Lord Falmouth in Poldark will play Jack Manningham with Charlotte Emmerson Love, Lies and Records, Silent Witness and Law & Order as his wife Bella.

The cast is completed by Mary Chater of Kinsey, Wycliffe and Footballers’ Wives and Georgia Clarke-Day who starred in the film Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them.

Gaslight is directed by the Olivier Award-nominated Lucy Bailey and designed by Olivier Award winner William Dudley.

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Audio Described performance – Wednesday 16 October, 2.30pm

Tickets from £26 – £40.50

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

Bill Kenwright presents

starring MARTIN SHAW

by Patrick Hamilton

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

All tickets for Main House productions include a £2 building levy.

Standard discounts – apply Monday – Friday evenings, and matinees.

£1 off for U16s, students, Seniors (60+), JSA claimants. Only one discount may be claimed per ticket. Please see the ACCESS page for details regarding our Access Register and associated discounts.

Group discounts – 10+ £1 off per ticket; 20+ save 20% on each ticket.

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies to all bookings.

Standby tickets – 30 seats at the back of the Grand Circle and side of the Dress Circle, on sale from 12noon on the day of the performance. Maximum two per person. Sold in advance for matinees, Sundays, Special Events and pantomime.

Standing spaces sold when all other seats have sold out.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

Details of the Main House Subscription Scheme can be found here

Full booking terms & conditions can be found here