In a modern take on this classic thriller, the suave Jack Manningham is slowly torturing his wife, Bella, into insanity under the guise of kindness. Bella is clearly on edge, and the stern reproaches of her overbearing husband (who flirts with the servants) make matters worse. What most perturbs Bella is Jack's unexplained disappearances from the house, increasing her anxiety. It becomes clear that Jack is intent on convincing Bella that she is going insane. The appearance of a police detective called Rough leads Bella to realize that Jack is responsible for her torment, but Bella may have descended too far into madness to escape her husband’s sinister grip. Originally set in the 1880s, our updated production finds this ‘gaslighting’ psychological abuse right at home one hundred years later in the 1980s, bringing this thriller’s nail-biting suspense into sharp focus.