Gaslight (1): July 1986


The classic thriller written by the British novelist and playwright Patrick Hamilton. A man trying to drive his wife mad, so he can get his hands on the Barlow Rubies.

Gas Light was written during a dark period in Hamilton’s life. Six years prior to the play Hamilton was hit by a drunk driver and dragged through the streets of London, leaving him with a limp, a paralyzed arm, and a disfigured face. Two years later, Hamilton’s mother committed suicide.