AUDITION: Gaslight

Dates: 06/24/2019 Location: Buderim War Memorial Hall, Cnr Main Street and Church Street, Buderim

Monday 24th June, 7:30pm

Buderim War Memorial Hall

Written by Patrick Hamilton

Directed by Bruce Olive

I hear noises and footsteps. I imagine things, that there are people over the house. I’m frightened, and of myself too.

Mrs Manningham


MRS. MANNINGHAM 20s to 40s. She had been vivacious and beautiful in times past- but now she has a haggard, wan, frightened air, with rings under her eyes, which tell of sleepless nights and worse.

MR. MANNINGHAM 30s to 50s. Suave and authoritative, with a touch of mystery and bitterness.

ELIZABETH 50+ amiable, kind and a dutiful servant

NANCYa self-conscious, conniving and impudent girl late teens to 20s.

ROUGHmiddle-aged – greying, short, wiry, active, brusque, friendly, overbearing.


A Victorian era mystery thriller that tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in London in 1880. As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent, however, that the debonnaire Mr. Manningham is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife, Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness that masks more sinister motives. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller: amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard.

The play that popularised the term ‘Gaslighting’ builds the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre and shines a light on psychological abuse and it’s devastating effects.

Familiarisation Evening-GASLIGHT

Enquiries: contact director Bruce Olive 0457 438 236 (also contact him if you are unavailable for the audition time but would still like to be considered for a role; it may be possible to have a private audition at a different time)