Tara Fitzgerald is to star in Royal & Derngate’s production of Patrick Hamilton’s classic Victorian thriller Gaslight, which plays on Northampton’s Royal stage this October.
Well-known for her TV work in series Waking the Dead and Game of Thrones, and her role in the film Brassed Off, Tara’s recent theatre credits include leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Almeida and Donmar Warehouse.
the award-winning stage and screen actress takes the central role of Bella Manningham, played by Ingrid Bergman in the iconic film adaptation.
As the ghostly living room gaslight flickers and the floorboards creak around her, Bella becomes convinced that she is losing her mind, as her mother did before her.
With her husband away on business, she loses all sense of reality. Does the terror exist in her imagination or are dark secrets living in her home?
The surprise arrival of a retired detective leads to a shocking discovery that will shake her respectable Victorian marriage to its core.
The production is directed by Lucy Bailey, whose stagings of Baby Doll, The Postman Always Rings Twice and Dial M For Murder have redefined the art of the theatrical thriller.
Other recent productions have included Fortune’s Fool at the Old Vic and Titus Andronicus at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Gaslight is part of Royal & Derngate’s Made in Northampton 2015 season, which has included productions of King John (with Shakespeare’s Globe) and the world premiere of Arthur Miller’s The Hook (with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse).
Gaslight runs in the Royal auditorium from October 16-November 7.