THE TURN OF THE SCREW
Written by Benjamin Henson
Adapted from the Henry James novella: The Turn of the Screw
Composed by Alexander Hooper
Directed by the ensemble
How can you protect those in your care, if you can't tell what is real?
It’s one of the best known ghost stories in literature. It’s also a cruel surgical dissection of a lonely woman’s fantasies and a devastating account of the reverberations of child abuse among the gentry.
Framed within an Asylum the adaptation by Award-Winning writer Benjamin Henson interrogates this macabre classic with the help of haunting live music and puppetry.
A Governess is employed to care for two orphaned children in a creaky old mansion by their affluent and distant uncle. As she grows close to Miles and Flora, she becomes obsessed by the idea that they are possessed and are being corrupted by evil spirits who in life exposed them to terrible images. Is she protecting the innocents, or is she manipulating them as puppets animating her own inner demons?
"DYNAMIC, SHARP AND VERY
"HOOKHITCH GRAB THEIR AUDIENCES AND DON'T LET GO"
A Younger Theatre
Casey Jay Andrews