Henry James’ classic 1898 ghost story Turn of the Screw is coming to the Gaiety Theatre, in the form of a new stage adaptation by British playwright Tim Luscombe.
Set in 1840, a young governess agrees to look after two orphaned children in Bly, a seemingly idyllic country house. However, shortly after her arrival, she realises 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, stars Janet Dibley (Doctors, EastEnders, The Two of Us) and Maggie McCarthy (Dancing on the Edge, Call the Midwife).
The show will run at the Gaiety from June 4-8, 2019. Tickets go on sale this Friday (November 16). They cost €21.