• Turn Of The Screw

Event Details

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+

Book Tickets


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

Turn Of The Screw

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