KARA Tointon will star in the upcoming production of Gaslight, which is being performed at the New Theatre, Cardiff, from Tuesday, March 14 to Saturday, March 18.

Kara plays Bella Manningham, who was portrayed by Oscar winner Ingrid Bergman in the 1944 film adaptation. Rupert Young of BBC1’s Merlin joins Kara as husband Jack Manningham and Keith Allen is cast in the role of Detective Rough.

While Jack Manningham is on the town each evening his wife Bella is home alone. She can’t explain the disappearance of familiar objects, the mysterious footsteps overhead or the ghostly flickering of living room gaslight - is she losing her mind? Does the terror exist in her imagination or are dark secrets living in her home?

The surprise arrival of retired Detective Rough leads to a shocking discovery that will shake her respectable Victorian marriage to its core.

A suspenseful play, Gaslight is written by Patrick Hamilton whose works also include Rope (1929) successfully adapted for the screen by Alfred Hitchcock.

Leading lady Kara Tointon has received critical acclaim for her West End stage roles including Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion.

Further stage credits include the West End revivals of Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends and Relatively Speaking. Television credits include winning the 2013 series of BBC television’s Strictly Come Dancing; ITV’s costume drama Mr Selfridge and portraying Maria for the ITV production of The Sound Of Music Live! in December 2015.

Welsh-born actor Keith Allen is Detective Rough. Keith’s television roles include Bodyfarm (BBC), My Mad Fat Diary (E4), Uncle, (C4) Robin Hood (BBC), Treasure Island and The Runaway (Sky) and Death in Paradise.

Keith appeared in a number of The Comic Strip Presents shows. His film credits include The Kingsman: The Golden Circle; Eddie the Eagle; Long Time Coming; Hector; The Last Showing; A Good Night; 24 Hour Party People; The Others; Trainspotting and Shallow Grave.

Rupert Young stars as Jack Manningham and is best known for portraying Sir Leon in the BBC drama series Merlin. His previous television work includes episodes of Doc Martin, Foyle's War, Hotel Babylon, The White Queen, Doctor Who and numerous others.

He notably starred in the film Dirty Filthy Love, a 2004 Television Film alongside Michael Sheen.

Tickets cost from £11 to £32.50. Please note bookings are subject to a ticketing service charge, exemptions apply.

For further details about the show or to book tickets visit newtheatrecardiff.co.uk or ring the box office on 029 2087 8889.