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Tim Luscombe’s adaptation has the shiny quality of a piece penned yesterdayMansfield Park, The Daily Telegraph
About the event
“I don’t save or shield them. It’s as bad as I feared – they’re lost.”
1840. A young governess agrees to look after two orphaned children in Bly, a seemingly idyllic country house. But shortly after her arrival, she realises that they are not alone. There are others – the ghosts of Bly’s troubled past. The Governess will risk everything to keep the children safe, even if it means giving herself up to The Others. Later, confronted by the past she is compelled to revisit the terrifying events at Bly and account for what actually happened to her and the innocents under her protection.
This fresh, thrilling adaptation of Henry James’ much-loved and genre defining classic ghost story Turn of the Screw lets you draw your own conclusions about the events at Bly and where guilt resides.
This brand new and “deliciously atmospheric update” by Tim Luscombe is “intelligent, insightful and infused with other worldly menace”. “Director Daniel Buckroyd, skilfully balances believable psychological drama against lurid Victorian phantasmagoria” on Sara Perks “superb set” **britishtheatre.com
Turn of the Screw has been interpreted or adapted many times and provided rich inspiration for The Woman in Black (written in 1983). Accommodating Henry James’ much overlooked prologue this new Turn of the Screw is faithful to the original “casting new light on its ambiguities”.
“Revelling in the text’s contradictions (it) picks apart the tales’ layered unreliable narratives”. The Stage.
Contains scenes of mild peril – Recommended for 14+yrs
Produced by Dermot McLaughlin Productions with The Mercury Theatre Colchester and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.
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