Take a look at the UK tour of Turn of the Screw with these exclusive production images… 

Annabel Smith - Turn of the Screw - Photo by Robert Workman_preview
Annabel Smith (c) Robert Workman. 

Now touring the UK, this world premiere of the new adaptation of Turn of the Screw is now playing at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester until the 10th March, before touring to venues in places including Leeds, Windsor, Portsmouth,Wolverhampton, Worthing, Guildford and Eastbourne.

Newly adapted by Tim Luscombe from the original novella by Henry James, The Turn of the Screw is a much loved ghost story having been adapted on numerous occasions for stage and screen including the film The Others.

Carli Norris - Turn of the Screw - Photo by Robert Workman_preview
Carli Norris (c)Robert Workman. 

Directed by Daniel Buckroyd, the production stars Carli Norris (Pygmalion, Albery Theatre; EastEnders, BBC; Hollyoaks, Channel 4) and Maggie McCarthy (Children of the Sun, Cocktail Sticks and Mother Clap’s Molly House, National Theatre; Doctors, BBC; Call the Midwife, BBC/Neal Street Productions; Attack the Block, Film 4; Calendar Girls, Touchstone Pictures). They are joined by Annabel Smith and  Michael Hanratty.

Talking about the production Producer Dermot McLaughlin said: “I was inspired by the success of the stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s much loved novel The Woman in Black and in researching the debt that Hill’s novel owes to Henry James I got lost in the intriguing world of Bly and The Governess’s psyche. I found Turn of the Screw a compelling story with fascinating female characters. The context of this troubled woman committing to paper her terrifying and inexplicable experiences so long after the event was intriguing and moving. The why’s and wherefore’s of that psychology seemed very interesting dramatic territory. The tension between the past and the struggle to resign oneself to past actions presents a recognisable emotional state for us all. Tim Luscombe has realised my idea brilliantly and I’m excited to be able to bring it to audiences on tour.”

Maggie McCarthy and Carli Norris (2) - Turn of the Screw - Photo by Robert Workman_preview.jpeg
Maggie McCarthy and Carli Norris (c)Robert Workman. 

The production features designs by Sara Perks, lighting by Matt Leventhall and John Chambers.

The Turn of the Screw continues to tour the UK until the 26th May. For more information visit: https://www.turnofthescrewplay.com/

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