Our Season:  Angel  Street

By Patrick Hamilton

January 17 - February 1, 2014

Angela Lansbury was nominated for an Academy Award for her debut in the 1944 film version of this Broadway hit, first produced in London under the title “Gaslight.” Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife Bella to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness which masks more sinister motives. With the unexpected arrival of an amiable, keen-witted Inspector from Scotland Yard, the author builds and sustains some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre.

Sir Patrick Hamilton (1904-1962) was an English playwright and novelist, famous for his ability to capture the atmosphere and the Cockney dialect traditionally associated with the East End of London. Hamilton’s play Rope was adapted by Alfred Hitchcock into his 1948 film of the same name.