The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw
adapted by Jack Neary

Productions (15)
  • Classic Thriller
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Unit set.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-588-9

The Turn of the Screw
adapted by Jack Neary

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Productions (15)
  • Classic Thriller
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Unit set.

Isolated in a sprawling manor in 19th century England, a governess is hired to watch a precocious young brother and sister in this haunting adaptation of Henry James' classic novella. Though the governess bonds with the children at first, she quickly begins to suspect something is wrong when she sees the grotesque figures of the former governess and caretaker of the manor -- both of whom are supposedly deceased. Is she seeing actual ghosts, or merely figments of her imagination? Fearing for her life and sanity, the governess begins an investigation to find out what happened to her predecessors and who else knows of their presence.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

Isolated in a sprawling manor in 19th century England, a governess is hired to watch a precocious young brother and sister in this haunting adaptation of Henry James' classic novella. Though the governess bonds with the children at first, she quickly begins to suspect something is wrong when she sees the grotesque figures of the former governess and caretaker of the manor -- both of whom are supposedly deceased. Is she seeing actual ghosts, or merely figments of her imagination? Fearing for her life and sanity, the governess begins an investigation to find out what happened to her predecessors and who else knows of their presence.

  • Classic Thriller
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Unit set.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-588-9

Published Reviews

"...an evening's worth of startles, spine-tingles and a climax of absolute horror. Be prepared to be scared."

Eric Sean Weld, Daily Hampshire Gazette

"...a venerable horror story can shock a modern audience."

James A. Karis II, Telegram & Gazette

Production History

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Production Group
Location
NOV 02, 2017 - NOV 03, 2017
Eldon High School Drama Club
Eldon, MO United States
Eldon High School Drama Club Eldon, MO United States
OCT 12, 2017 - OCT 15, 2017
University Of Missouri Science And Technology
Rolla, MO United States
University Of Missouri Science And Technology Rolla, MO United States
OCT 04, 2017 - OCT 07, 2017
Regina Little Theatre Society Inc .
Regina, SK Canada
Regina Little Theatre Society Inc . Regina, SK Canada
DEC 01, 2016 - DEC 03, 2016
Hopewell High School
Charlotte, NC United States
Hopewell High School Charlotte, NC United States
JAN 15, 2016 - FEB 07, 2016
Little Theatre Off Broadway
Grove City, OH United States
Little Theatre Off Broadway Grove City, OH United States
NOV 25, 2015 - NOV 28, 2015
Alsager Community Theatre
Staffs, United Kingdom
Alsager Community Theatre Staffs, United Kingdom
OCT 30, 2015 - NOV 15, 2015
Waukesha Civic Theatre
Waukesha, WI United States
Waukesha Civic Theatre Waukesha, WI United States
MAR 13, 2015 - MAR 15, 2015
Buhl High School
Buhl, ID United States
Buhl High School Buhl, ID United States
NOV 09, 2012 - NOV 10, 2012
Immaculata High School
Leavenworth, KS United States
Immaculata High School Leavenworth, KS United States
OCT 31, 2012 - NOV 04, 2012
Meadville Council On The Arts
Meadville, PA United States
Meadville Council On The Arts Meadville, PA United States
SEP 22, 2011 - OCT 08, 2011
Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre
Waterloo, ON Canada
Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre Waterloo, ON Canada
MAR 25, 2011 - MAR 25, 2011
Trinity High School
Trinity, NC United States
Trinity High School Trinity, NC United States
OCT 15, 2010 - OCT 30, 2010
Trinity High School
Trinity, NC United States
Trinity High School Trinity, NC United States
JUN 01, 2006 - JUN 30, 2006
New Century Theatre
Northampton, MA United States
New Century Theatre Northampton, MA United States
JAN 01, 2005 - JAN 31, 2005
Stratton Playhouse
Fitchburg, MA United States
Stratton Playhouse Fitchburg, MA United States
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Production Group
Location
NOV 02, 2017 - NOV 03, 2017
Eldon High School Drama Club
Eldon, MO United States
Eldon High School Drama Club Eldon, MO United States
OCT 12, 2017 - OCT 15, 2017
University Of Missouri Science And Technology
Rolla, MO United States
University Of Missouri Science And Technology Rolla, MO United States
OCT 04, 2017 - OCT 07, 2017
Regina Little Theatre Society Inc .
Regina, SK Canada
Regina Little Theatre Society Inc . Regina, SK Canada
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
JUN 01, 2006 - JUN 30, 2006
New Century Theatre
Northampton, MA United States
New Century Theatre Northampton, MA United States