Angel Street

Play

Writers: Patrick Hamilton

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
3
First Produced
1938
Genres
Drama, Horror
Settings
Contemporary, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
The Pimlico district of London, Late 1800s
Cast Size
small
Licensor
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, High School, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes adult, young adult characters

Synopsis

Murder and mystery loom in the air in Patrick Hamilton’s classic Victorian thriller, Angel Street. Mysterious things have been happening in the Manningham household: items go missing, their dog is injured, and Mrs. Manningham hears footsteps coming from the locked, uninhabited top floor. She fears that she is going mad--that is certainly what Mr. Manningham believes. But when Detective Rough arrives one night to visit Mrs. Manningham while she is alone, questions arise and secrets are revealed about her husband. Suddenly, insanity is no longer the biggest threat she faces as she discovers she has married a dangerous man.

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