"I wanted to do something that would appeal to the Limelight Theatre audience," Karen said. "Gaslight is a well-known classic and most would remember the film starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer made in the 1940s."
"With Gaslight, the lighting is imperative to evoke the right mood so that's the main challenge with this show," Karen said.
"The challenge is becoming a character that is so unlike the real me in so many respects – it would be nice to think characters like this don't exist but the reality is they do and likely always will."
Acting on and off for the past 30 years, Andrew first performed as the lead boy in the Pied Piper of Hamelin in the UK. Since moving to WA, he has appeared with the Old Mill, Stirling and Limelight Theatres in numerous productions, scoring acting awards for roles in The Late Edwina Black, Sailor Beware, In Camera, Abigail's Party, Cash on Delivery and The 39 Steps.
"Gaslight appealed because I have never had the opportunity to play a character quite like this," Andrew said.
Gaslight plays at 8pm March 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16. Tickets are $21, $18 concession – book on 0499 954 016 between 9am and midday, Monday to Friday, or at www.limelighttheatre.com. Limelight Theatre is located on Civic Drive, Wanneroo.