Turn of the Screw

Based on the novel by Henry James, adapted by Tim Luscombe
Tuesday 7 May 2019 - Saturday 11 May 2019
Average: 5 (1 vote)
"A mind twisting, other-worldly five star hit"
East Midlands Theatre
Average: 4 (1 vote)
"Deliciously atmospheric psychological drama"
The Stage

Dermot McLaughlin Productions with The Mercury Theatre Colchester,  Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and Exeter Northcott Theatre.

Starring Janet Dibley and Maggie McCarthy

“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. Years later, confronted by the past she is compelled to account for what actually happened to her and the innocents under her protection.

This new adaptation of Henry James’ iconic tale, which was the original inspiration for Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black, is a masterclass in stage-craft, with captivating performances, deliciously atmospheric set and lighting design and an evocative soundtrack.

Directed by Daniel Buckroyd (Spamalot and Derby Theatre's co-production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street).

“Impressively seamless…sophisticated…thought-provoking”
Theatre News ★★★★★ 

“Intelligent, insightful
The Stage ★★★★ 

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Written by Tim Luscombe
Directed by Daniel Buckroyd
Design by Sara Perks

Age Guidance: 14+ (contains scenes of minor peril)

Running Time: 1 hour and 55 minutes (including interval)