• Turn of the Screw

    Tuesday 22 - Saturday 26 May 2018

    Evenings 7.30pm
    Thursday & Saturday Matinees 2.30pm

    Running Time: 2hr

    Age Guidance: 14+ (contains scenes of mild peril)
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Produced by Dermot McLaughlin Productions with The Mercury Theatre Colchester and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Written by Tim Luscombe
Directed by Daniel Buckroyd (Spamalot, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Clybourne Park, End of the Rainbow)
Design by Sara Parks

"This production gives the audience a spine tingling nights entertainment"

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.

 "It jumps through time telling the story with all its twists and turns"*

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"**

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".

This dynamic, 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. 

Quotes -* theatrelife, **britishtheatre.com, otherwise The Stage.

All prices subject to availability.


Tickets and reductions

Tuesday - Thursday 7.30pm & Saturday 2.30pm
£16.00 - £32.00

Thursday 2.30pm
£16.00 - £26.00

Friday & Saturday 7.30pm
£17.00 - £33.00

Boxes (maximum of 6 people)
£100.00 - £160.00

Standard Reductions: £3.50 off
Tuesday - Friday 7.30pm

Groups (8+): £3.50 off
Tuesday - Friday 7.30pm

Over 60s: £17.00 each
Thursday 2.30pm

Student Special: £5.00 each
For any Evening performance (except Saturday) from 6pm onwards

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Seating plan

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