The Governess

November 24, 2015 to November 28, 2015

By Patrick Hamilton

Directed by Suzi Illston

This 'lost' play by Patrick Hamilton is a Victorian psychological thriller.  It is the second of Hamilton's to feature Inspector Rough, who first made his name in one of the author's best-known works, "Gaslight".

 Miss Ethel Fry, the governess, has taken a position in the Drew household where she quickly begins to manipulate all those around her. Things become murkier when the family discover that their baby son has been abducted, throwing the whole household into chaos and suspicion.  As the family try to adjust to their devastating loss, the eagle-eyed Inspector Rough arrives on the scene to prove that this case is far from resolved.

 Based on The Suspicions of Mr Whicher case 'The Murder at Road Hill House'.