23:00, Wed 29th October 2008 - Sat 1st November 2008 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3
~At the ADC Theatre this Halloween~
Beneath a fragile veil of Victorian domesticity, Jack Manningham is slowly and deliberately driving his wife insane...
Victorian London. The latter part of the nineteenth century. The capital is robed in yellowing smog, and in drawing rooms all over the rapidly expanding metropolis, couples are settling down to tea and an early night. Just like Mr. and Mrs. Manningham. Except that Mr. Manningham has to rush out on an unexplained errand, leaving his wife all but alone in their dark Mayfair house. The gas lamp mysteriously begins to dim, suggesting a human presence elsewhere in the building. Footsteps start to echo and the unexplainable becomes unbearable- only a retired detective named Rough can pierce the fragile veneer of domesticity and expose the horrible core within. Murder. Concealed identity. And several million pounds worth of jewels.