TURN OF THE SCREW
New Theatre, Cardiff
Tue 22-Sat 26 May
A rich source of inspiration for all sorts of gothic British literature, Henry James’ much-loved novella The Turn Of The Screw has been adapted and reimagined countless times since its 1898 publication. Having sparked debate through its genre-defining and innovative unreliable narrative, the play is known and loved for its ambiguity and layered plot.
Under the guidance of Mercury Theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd (The History Boys, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, Peter Pan) comes a five-day stop at Cardiff’s New Theatre as part of the play’s current UK tour. Set in 1840 soon after the start of Queen Victoria’s reign, over the backdrop of Bly, an outwardly gorgeously peaceful country house, the play tells the story of a young governess portrayed by Carli Norris. After agreeing to look after two young children, it soon becomes apparent that they are not the only residents of the house. With the ghosts of Bly’s turbulent past now haunting her every move, the governess is determined to keep her children safe, even if she must pay the ultimate price and face up to her decisions years later.
Admission: £16-£33. Info: 029 2087 8889 / www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk (CE)
We’re also running a competition for two tickets to Turn of the Screw on its opening night at the New Theatre! For more details, see here