Gaslight cast update at the Old Vic

Gaslight cast update at the Old Vic

Casting update for Gaslight, by Patrick Hamilton, which opens at the Old Vic Theatre 14 June 2007, following previews from 7 June - booking to 18 Aug 2007.

Andrew Woodall & Rowena Cooper (Elizabeth) are to join previously mentioned Kenneth Cranham (Detective Rough) & Rosamund Pike (Bella)

The play is directed by Peter Gill & designed by Hayden Griffin.

Story of a young woman psychologically dominated by her husband. While Jack Manningham is out on the town each evening, his wife, Bella , stays at home alone, believing she’s losing her mind: she can’t explain the disappearance of familiar objects, the mysterious footsteps overhead or the ghostly flickering of living room gaslights. However, questions about Jack’s behaviour and true identity are aroused following the unexpected arrival of Detective Rough.

Rosamund Pike's London stage credits include "Summer and Smoke" at the Apollo in 2006 and "Hitchcock Blonde" at the Royal Court and Lyric Theatre in 2003. She is known internationally for her roles in films including Pride and Prejudice, The Libertine and the James Bond blockbuster Die Another Day.

Kenneth Cranham has an extensive career on stage, film and television; he was most recently seen in "Endgame" at The Gate and "The UN Inspector" at the National Theatre. Other theatre credits include An Inspector Calls (NT), School For Scandal (RSC) and The Novice (The Almeida). He has appeared in numerous films including Layer Cake, The Boxer, Chocolat and Hot Fuzz, and plays the role of Pompey Magnus in HBO’s epic television series, Rome.

Andrew Woodall's London stage credits include Cardinal Barberini in "The Life of Galileo" at the Olivier, NT in 2006; "Voysey Inheritance " at the Lyttelton, NT in 2006; "As You Like It" at the Wyndham's in 2005; "Luther" at the Olivier, NT in 2001; Edmund in Peter Hall’s "King Lear" at the Old Vic in 1997.

Rowena Cooper is perhaps best known for her regular screen roles in "Down to Earth" and "Playing the Field" for the BBC. Her prolific stage career includes working with Howard Davies on Birds of Passage (Hampstead), Harold Pinter on Blithe Spirit (NT) and Trevor Nunn on Much Ado About Nothing (RSC).

Gaslight was first staged in 1938 and was filmed twice: a British version in 1940, directed by Thorold Dickinson, and an MGM version in 1944, directed by George Cukor, which won Ingrid Bergman an Oscar for her performance.

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