Turn Of The Screw

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Show Information
Shows from:
Shows to:
Fri 23 February 2018
Sat 10 March 2018
2hrs including interval
£27 - £12 & Discounts
Mercury Main Theatre

A Made in Colchester production

“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. Decades later, confronted by the past she is compelled to revisit the terrifying events of 1840 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.

The original inspiration for Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black and numerous films, Turn of the Screw is thought-provoking, moving and above all terrifying! Stylish, edge of your seat theatre!

For full UK tour dates, please visit the tour website.

Tickets are now available for the Turn of the Screw Backstage Tour and Touch Tour.

Co-produced by the Mercury Theatre Colchester, Dermot McLaughlin Productions 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).

We reserve the right to delay or refuse you entry into the theatre if you arrive later than the advertised start time of a performance.



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Carli Norris HEADSHOT 2

Carli Norris

The Governess

Annabel Smith HEADSHOT 1

Annabel Smith

Mrs Conray

Maggie McCarthy HEADSHOT 1

Maggie McCarthy

Mrs Grose

Michael Hanratty HEADSHOT 1

Michael Hanratty

The Man


Tim Luscombe



Dermot McLaughlin



Daniel Buckroyd



Cressida Carré

Movement Director


Sara Perks



Matt Leventhall

Lighting Designer


John Chambers

Composer / Sound Designer


Franny Anne Rafferty

Assistant Director

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