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Rehearsing Gaslight


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by Patrick Hamilton

Old Vic Productions

The Old Vic, 7 June 2007

A Victorian Thriller

The action takes place in London, 1880

Approximate running time 2 hours 10 minutes including 15-minute interval

Jack Manningham Andrew Woodall Andrew Woodall, Gaslight, 2007Theatre includes The Voysey Inheritance, The Life of Galileo, Luther, Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges, Abingdon Square, The Shape of the Table (NT); Waste, Cloud Nine, The Provok'd Wife, King Lear (Old Vic); A Letter of Resignation, As You Like It, As You Desire Me (West End); Weldon Rising, Search and Destroy, Disappeared, Our Late Night, The Sugar Syndrome (Royal Court); Burning Issues (Hampstead); Butterfly Kiss, Certain Young Men (Almeida); Don Carlos (Glasgow Citizens); Vieux Carre (Nottingham Playhouse); The Art of Success (Paines Plough). Television includes Wish Me Luck, Underbelly, Between the Lines, Prime Suspect III, Seaforth, Degrees of Error, Kavanagh QC, Nature Boy, Gimme Gimme Gimme II, Hearts and Bones, Roy Dance is Dead, Murder Rooms, Blue Dove, In Deep, Dalziel and Pascoe, Charles II, Hear the Silence. Film includes Watch That Man, Regeneration, The Count of Monte Cristo, Hypnotica.
Bella Manningham Rosamund Pike Rosamund Pike, Gaslight, 2007Theatre includes Summer and Smoke (West End); Hitchcock Blonde (Royal Court and West End); Performances (Wilton's Music Hall). Television includes Love in a Cold Climate, Wives and Daughters, Foyle's War, Trial and Retribution IV. Film includes Fracture, Fugitive Pieces, Devil You Know, Doom, Pride and Prejudice, The Libertine, Promised Land Hotel, Die Another Day, A Rather English Marriage.
Nancy Sally Tatum Sally Tatum, Gaslight, 2007Theatre includes As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Solstice (RSC); To Kill a Mockingbird (West Yorkshire Playhouse and tour); Chasing Dolphins (Churchill, Bromley); The Holyland, They Shoot Horses Don't They? (National Youth Theatre). Television includes Mary Whitehouse, Doctors, Bad Girls, Dream Team, Holy Smoke.
Elizabeth Rowena Cooper Rowena Cooper, Gaslight, 2007Theatre includes Julius Caesar, Watch It Come Down, Old Movies, Blithe Spirit (NT); Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like /t(RSC); Home, Our Town (West End); One at Night, The Voysey Inheritance (Royal Court); Birds of Passage (Hampstead); Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (Mermaid); Romeo and Juliet (Shaw); Twelfth Night (Regent's Park); Liberty Hall (Greenwich); The House of Bernardo Alba, The Daughter-in-Law (Orange Tree); Birdcalls, Lulu, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Rivals, A School for Scandal, Richard III, Henry V (regional theatres). Television includes Rebus, Foyle's War, Prime Suspect III, Poirot, Spaced, The Two Ronnies, Amongst Barbarians, The Winslow Boy, The Contractor, The Monocled Mutineer, The Jewel in the Crown, Richard III, Henry VI Part III. Film includes Jinnah, Our Boy, My Enemy My Friend, Foreign Affairs, Secret Friends, Memoirs of a Survivor, Inside the Third Reich, Little Drummer Girl.
Detective Rough Kenneth Cranham Kenneth Cranham, Gaslight, 2007Theatre includes The UN Inspector, Flight, Cardiff East, Strawberry Fields, Love Letters on Blue Paper, The Country Wife, Old Movies, The Madras House, Passion, The Caretaker, From Kipling to Vietnam, Kick for Touch (NT); An Inspector Calls (NT and Broadway); The School for Scandal, Ivanov (RSC); Entertaining Mr Sloane (West End); Loot (West End and Broadway); The Iceman Cometh (RSC); The Novice (Almeida); Tibetan Inroads, The London Cuckolds, Tooth of Crime, Geography of a Horse Dreamer, Magnificence, Play, Early Morning, Narrow Road to the Deep North, Saved, The Ruffian on the Stair, Owners, Cheek (Royal Court); Endgame (Gate); The Entertainer (Greenwich); The Doctor's Dilemma (Mermaid). Television includes Rome, Sling Your Hook, The Canterbury Tales, The Chauffeur and the Lady, Donkey's Years, Butterflies Don't Count, La Ronde, The Merchant of Venice, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Therese Raquin, Harvey Moon, Reilly, Lady Windermere's Fan, The Caretaker, The Dumb Waiter, The Birthday Party, The Party, Normal Services, The Contractor, Rules of Engagement, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, El Cid, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Our Mutual Friend, The Murder of Stephen Lawrence, The Genius of Mozart, The Lavender List, Master of the Marionettes, A Sort of Innocence. Film includes Hot Fuzz, Trauma, Layer Cake, Joseph Andrews, Brother Sun Sister Moon, Oliver!, The Clot, Chocolat, Prospero's Books, Under Suspicion, The Boxer, The Last Yellow, Women Talking Dirty, Born Romantic, Two Men Went to War, Man Dancin'.
First man / understudy Jack Manningham Matthew Field Theatre includes The Changing Room (Royal Court); Enemies (Almeida); Hamlet, Twelfth Night (Southwark Playhouse); Of Mice and Men (Shaw); The Princess and the Pea, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (regional theatres); Petrograd (Pleasance, Edinburgh); The Merry Wives of Windsor (international tour). Film includes Just One More Thing, Luckybeat, Top Dog, Closed Circuit, Wicked Good.
Second Man / understudy Detective Rough Edward Newborn Theatre credits include Caroline or Change, Therese Raquin (NT); Hair, These Foolish Things, Rock Nativity, Godspell (West End); She Stoops to Conquer, Woyzek (Welsh National Theatre Company); Hamlet, Getting Married, Richard III, Arsenic and Old Lace, A Soldier's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, Antigone, The Maids, Private Lives, Cabaret, Bedroom Farce, My Cousin Rachel, The Importance of Being Earnest, Filumena, Dinner with the Family, The Unvarnished Truth (regional theatres). In New Zealand and Australia: The Elephant Man, Mother Courage, Fanshen, As You Like It, Can't Pay Won't Pay, Tom and Viv, La Ronde, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Krapp's Last Tape, Hedda Gabler, The Winter's Tale, Sweeney Todd, The Four Seasons, Vincent and Theo, Endgame, Arcadia, Macbeth, Amadeus, Quills, The Caretaker. Television includes Elizabeth Colenzo, Heart of the High Country, Adventurers, The Last Resort, Shortland Street, Xena Warrior Princess, Hercules, City Life, Secret Agents' Men, Kidnapped. Films include Hot Target, Warm Gun, Poet's Love.
Understudy Elizabeth Judith Street Theatre includes Scrooge, The Mikado, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats (West End); Sweeney Todd (Half Moon); Pippin (Water Rats); Into the Woods, Oliver!, The Merry Wives of Windsor, By George, Goodnight Mr Tom, Death of a Salesman, Pickwick, The Sound of Music, Far from the Madding Crowd, A Christmas Carol, The Canterbury Tales (regional theatres); Cabaret (Dundee Rep); John, Paul, Ringo and Bert (Torch, Milford Haven); Goodbye Dad (UK tour); My Fair Lady (European tour). Television includes Most Mysterious Murders, Peasonhall, Valentine's Day, Hale and Pace, The Bill, Love Hurts, Crimewatch UK.
Understudy Bella Manningham / Nancy Emma Swinn Theatre includes The Rivals, La Lupa (RSC); Betrayal (Duchess); The Comedy Project (Soho); The Night Before Christmas (Latchmere); Private Lives (Canal Cafe); Scene and Heard (Teatro Technis); Living On (SOAS); Talk About Passion, Kolbe's Gift (regional theatres); Twelfth Night, Rosie Smith Speed Coach (tours); Beyond Therapy (Mabs Factory); Arcadia (Crossbow Productions); Cabaret, To (Meadow Theatre Company); Sores Umbilicus (Roe Drama); Much Ado About Nothing (The Studio).
Director Peter Gill Assistant Director Royal Court 1964-65, Associate Director 1970-72; Founding Director, Riverside Studios 1976-80, Associate Director 1980; Associate Director National Theatre 1980-97; Founding Director, National Theatre Studio 1980. The Voysey Inheritance, Scenes from the Big Picture, Luther, A Month in the Country, Don Juan, Much Ado About Nothing, Danton's Death, Major Barbara, Tales from Hollywood, Antigone, Venice Preserv'd, Fool for Love, As I Lay Dying, A Twist of Lemon, The Garden of England, Show Songs, Mrs Klein, Juno and the Paycock (NT); Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, A Patriot for Me, New England (RSC); Epitaph for George Dillon, Speed-the-Plow (West End); A Collier's Friday Night, The Local Stigmatic, The Ruffian on the Stair, A Provincial Life, The Dwarfs, The Soldier's Fortune, The Daughter-in-Law, The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd, Life Price, The Duchess of Malfi, Crete and Sergeant Pepper, The Merry-Go-Round, The Fool (Royal Court); The Cherry Orchard, The Changeling, Measure for Measure, Julius Caesar, Scrape Off the Black, As You Like It (Riverside Studios); Days of Wine and Roses (Donmar); Tongue of a Bird (Almeida); The Way of the World (Lyric Hammersmith); Look Back in Anger (Theatre Royal Bath); Uncle Vanya (Field Day). His plays include Small Change, Kick for Touch, In the Blue, Mean Tears, Cardiff East, Friendly Fire (NT); The Sleeper's Den, Over Gardens Out, The York Realist (Royal Court); Certain Young Men (Almeida); Original Sin (Sheffield Crucible).
Designer Hayden Griffin Theatre includes Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads, The Good Hope, Plenty, Pravda, Glengarry Glen Ross, Summer, A Map of the World, The Madras House, Watch It Come Down, Weapons of Happiness, The Woman, The Iceman Cometh, The Crucible, King Lear, After the Fall (NT); Son of Man, New England, Cousin Vladimir (RSC); The Creeper, Auntie and Me, Uncle Vanya, A Month in the Country, Sylvia, Vanilla, The Way of the World, All My Sons (West End); Narrow Road to the Deep North, Bingo, Trixie and Baba, Restoration, Devil's Island, Yesterday's News, A Mad World My Masters (Royal Court); Total Eclipse (Lyric Hammersmith); How Mad Tulloch Was Taken Away, Civilians (Lyceum Edinburgh); Guys and Dolls, The Wind in the Sassafras Trees, Narrow Road to the Deep North, The Churchill Play (regional theatres). Television includes Food for Ravens, Hope in the Year Two, Syrup, Six Characters in Search of an Author. Film includes Intimacy, Wetherby Painted Angels, Conquest. He has also designed numerous opera and ballet productions internationally.
Lighting Hartley T A Kemp Theatre includes The Voysey Inheritance, Elmina's Kitchen, Scenes from the Big Picture (NT); Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Coriolanus, The Merchant of Venice (RSC); Kiss of the Spider Woman, Passion Play, Days of Wine and Roses, Good (Donmar); The York Realist, Faith (Royal Court); Mrs Warren's Profession (Strand); Nakamitsu (Gate); Metamorphosis (Lyric Hammersmith); The Field (Tricycle); The Rubenstein Kiss (Hampstead); Certain Young Men, Tongue of a Bird, The Doctor's Dilemma (Almeida); Arcadia, The Birthday Party, The Rivals, Loot, Paradise Lost, The Comedy of Errors, The Caretaker, A Number, Gladiator Games, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Original Sin, Don Juan, The Country Wife, As You Like It, A View from the Bridge, Twelfth Night, Rutherford and Son, Treehouses, Dealer's Choice (regional theatres); American Buffalo (Gate, Dublin). Musicals include Promises, Promises, The Wizard of Oz (regional theatres); Miss Saigon (Gothenburg); Showboat, West Side Story (Innsbruck). Opera includes Opera Holland Park, London, and Castleward Opera, Belfast.
Music David Shrubsole Theatre includes: as composer, The Enchantment (NT); Epitaph for George Dillon (Comedy); Total Eclipse (Menier); French Without Tears (English Touring Theatre); Dead Funny, Hobson's Choice, Of Mice and Men, A Streetcar Named Desire, Unless (regional theatres); as orchestrator/arranger, Annie Get Your Gun (UK tour); Assassins, Ain't Misbehavin', A Chorus Line, High Society (Sheffield Crucible); Mixed Doubles, Rogues To Riches (Watermill, Newbury); The Three Musketeers, Troilus And Cressida (Chicago Shakespeare); A Twist of Fate (Singapore Repertory); as conductor, My Fair Lady (NT); Ragtime, Masterclass (West End); A Christmas Carol (Royal Festival Hall); Dick Whittington (Sadler's Wells); Just So, Martin Guerre (regional theatres); Miss Saigon, Chess (UK tour); Carmen Jones (European tour).
Sound David McSeveney Theatre includes: as sound designer A Passage to India, After Mrs Rochester, Madame Bovary (Shared Experience); Othello (Southwark Playhouse); Men Should Weep, Rookery Nook (Oxford Stage Company); Charley's Aunt, An Hour and a Half Late (Theatre Royal Bath); as assistant designer My Brilliant Divorce, Auntie and Me (West End); Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Donmar); The Permanent Way (Out of Joint); as engineer, The History Boys (NT); Rock and Roll, Motortown, The Winterling, The Woman Before, Lucky Dog (Royal Court). Original music: The BFG (Secret Theatre Productions).
Assistant Director Michael Longhurst As Assistant Director: A Respectable Wedding (Young Vic); Fair (Trafalgar Studios); As You Like It (Judi Dench). As Director: The Death of Cool (Tristan Bates); Ready (The 24 Hour Plays: New Voices, Old Vic); Gaudeamus (Arcola); Guardians (Fringe First winner 2005), Cargo (Edinburgh Pleasance); Mr Kolpert (Cockpit); Doctor Faustus, The Crucible (Lakeside Nottingham).
Photos Ellis Parrinder

The Old Vic

The Old Vic Theatre Company was launched in September 2004, since when it has produced 11 shows at The Old Vic, worked with schools and the local community to bring theatre to a wider audience and nurtured young actors, writers and directors. Sally Greene Chief Executive Sally Greene rescued and restored The Old Vic, Criterion and Richmond theatres. In 1999, having saved The Old Vic from closure, she formed The Old Vic Charitable Trust with Stephen Daldry, and in 2003 appointed Kevin Spacey as Artistic Director of The Old Vic Theatre Company. Sally is on the board of directors of the RSC and the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre; proprietor of Soho jazz club, Ronnie Scott's; recipient of an OBE and a Montblanc Arts and Culture Award, in recognition of her contribution to the arts in Britain; and CEO of Old Vic Productions plc, which has produced or co-produced over 75 productions in the West End and on Broadway since 1994, and is currently co-producing, with Working Title, the multi award-winning Billy Elliot: The Musical.
The Old Vic Theatre Trust is a charitable organisation that owns and operates the historic 200-year-old building.
Old Vic Productions plc is an independent commercial producer, set up in 1994, that works in association with The Old Vic Theatre Company, as well as producing in the West End and on Broadway. It is a co-producer of Billy Elliot, the multi-award winning musical. Executive Producer Joseph Smith Associate Producer Ros Povey Administrator Becky Barber Kevin Spacey Artistic Director Kevin Spacey is Artistic Director of The Old Vic Theatre Company. He directed its inaugural production Cloaca, before appearing in National Anthems, The Philadelphia Story, Richard II and A Moon for the Misbegotten, which transferred to Broadway earlier this year. Previous theatre includes The Iceman Cometh (Evening Standard and Olivier Awards for Best Actor) at the Almeida, Old Vic and Broadway.

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