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Turn Of The Screw

23 Feb - 10 Mar
  • 2hrs including interval
  • £27 - £12 & Discounts
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio Described with Touch Tour
  • Captioned
Turn Screw - A woman walks towards a dark mansion. 4 ghostly faces are in the sky above

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.

115751
Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT

01206 573948

The Mercury’s main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary’s multi-storey car park!

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Cast
Carli Norris
Carli Norris
The Governess
Annabel Smith
Annabel Smith
Mrs Conray
Maggie McCarthy
Maggie McCarthy
Mrs Grose
Michael Hanratty
Michael Hanratty
The Man
Creatives
Tim Luscombe
Tim Luscombe
Writer
Dermot McLaughlin
Dermot McLaughlin
Co-Producer
Daniel Buckroyd
Daniel Buckroyd
Director
Cressida Carré
Cressida Carré
Movement Director
Sara Perks
Sara Perks
Designer
Matt Leventhall
Matt Leventhall
Lighting Designer
John Chambers
John Chambers
Composer / Sound Designer
Franny Anne Rafferty
Franny Anne Rafferty
Assistant Director
"Tim Luscombe’s adaptation has the shiny quality of a piece penned yesterday"
— The Daily Telegraph, 2012 (Mansfield Park)
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