A terrifying new adaptation of Henry James’s Turn of the Screw is set to tour the UK this year, starting out from Colchester’s Mercury Theatre next month.
Tim Luscombe’s thrilling adaptation for a new co-production from the Mercury, Dermot McLaughlin Productions and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, is part of the Essex theatre’s Made In Colchester season.
The original, much-loved and genre-defining classic ghost story, was the inspiration for Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black and is certain to chill on its return to the stage.
Set in 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 must risk everything to keep the children safe, even if it means sacrificing herself.
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.
Turn of the Screw stars Carli Norris, Maggie McCarthy (Film4’s Attack the Block and Dancing on the Edge for the BBC); Annabel Smith (The Dark Room, Theatre 503); and Michael Hanratty.
Running at the Mercury Theatre from February 23 – March 10.
UK Tour Dates
March 13-17, Theatre Royal, Windsor
March 20-24, West Yorkshire Playhouse
March 27-31, Malvern Festival Theatre
April 3-7, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
April 10-14, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
April 18-21, Connaught Theatre, Worthing,
April 24-28, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
May 1-5, Theatr Clwyd, Mold,
May 8-12, Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield,
May 15-19, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
May 22-26, New Theatre, Cardiff.
Further dates planned for later in 2018.