Those with no interest in Gothic theatrical hokum which seeks to titillate audiences and make them jump in their seats should look away now.
And those of a more nervous disposition might think about placing a plastic bag between their derrière and velveteen Almeida theatre bench.
This is the turn of Rebecca Lenkiewicz* at Henry James‘ ghost story; the famous novella which has inspired a slew of TV, opera and film versions and comes with no small amount of pedigree and a degree of baggage. Many will already know that The Turn of the Screw is not – as the title might suggest to the uninitiated – set in a prison wing’s shower block. Read the rest of this entry »