Tue 21 May - Sat 01 Jun
Time: 7.30pm, matinees 2pm Thursday & 2.30pm Saturday
Venue: Main House
Ticket Information: From £15
Age Recommendations: 14+
Producer: Dermot McLaughlin Productions in association with The Mercury Theatre Colchester, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and Exeter Northcott Theatre
Writer: Henry James
Adapted by: Tim Luscombe
Directed by: Daniel Buckroyd
Designed by: Sara Perks
Lighting Designed by: David W Kidd
Composer & Sound Designer: John Chambers
Movement: Cressida Carre
Starring: Janet Dibley & Maggie McCarthy
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, starring Janet Dibley (Doctors, EastEnders, The Two Of Us) and Maggie McCarthy (Dancing On The Edge, Call The Midwife, Silver Lining).
"Tightly-wound and deliciously atmospheric" ★★★★ The Stage
"Impressively seamless... sophisticated... thought-provoking" ★★★★★ Theatre News
Audio Described: Thursday 30 May, 7.30pm & Saturday 01 June, 2.30pm