The Turn Of The Screw
As part of the 2023 Seymour Season, Tooth and Sinew and Seymour Centre are proud to present The Turn of the Screw, a psychological thriller that tells a story of suspicion, fear, and paranoia.
A new adaptation of a classic ghost tale, The Turn of the Screw is a creeping and malevolent exploration of the way the crimes of the past poison long into the future. A young woman is sent to a remote English country estate to care for two children, Miles and Flora. The children are charming, if perhaps a little too precocious. For a while everything seems perfect, but something is gathering, waiting. There is a figure in the darkness, and there are sins that don't die with the sinner. Based on the classic novella by Henry James and written and directed by Tooth and Sinew's Richard Hilliar (U.B.U: A Cautionary Tale of Catastrophe). Also starring Kim Clifton (First Love is the Revolution, The Wolves), Martelle Hammer (Solitude in Blue, Tooth of Crime), Lucy Lock (Stan's Poker Face, The Cherry Orchard), Harry Reid (SBS's The Mission, Tales from 88), and Jack Richardson (Cleansed, The Country Wife). Don't miss this spooky and twisted thriller that will leave you questioning your senses and checking every shadow.
“Simultaneously a faithful adaptation and modern reinterpretation of James’ masterpiece, this will be a thrilling night of theatre full of tension, mystery and dread. Horror is just as engaging and entertaining as comedy and we’re so excited to bring something scary to Sydney stages” said Director Richard Hilliar.