Yesterday The Turn of the Screw premiered, and earlier in the day they had their final rehearsal which gave me an opportunity to meet up with them and take some photos.
‘Do you believe in ghosts?’
Miss Jessel is dead. A new governess arrives at the remote estate of Bly to find two children of absolute perfection.
But as she grows to love the orphans, strange occurrences start to haunt the house. As the secrets of the manor are revealed, the governess begins to doubt if she can protect the children or herself.
Here are the photos from the rehearsal, they are roughly in the order I photographed them, not necessarily in the order of the play.
‘How did she die? Miss Jessel?’
Running through the auditorium looking for Miles. I saw Helena’s entrance from a distance the first time round, luckily they were doing the scene a few times giving me another chance to capture this.
‘You promise me, he’s not here? Where is he?’
‘Strange things, happening here and there – I thought, perhaps if I ignored… they might go away’
‘I imagine I’ll be the one to bear the brunt of it. She’s scared he’s corrupting me – and I’ll be forced to admit it.’ ‘Admit what?’ ‘Who knows.’
When did you hear these whispers, at night – who came to you?’
‘You can’t frighten me like you frightened Flora, I lied, I made it up!’
Many thanks to the cast and crew! You can find more photos in the blog post from our poster photo shoot.
Governess – Helena Blair
Miles – Isobel Laidler
Flora – Rose Reade
Mrs Grose – Natalie Reeve
Uncle – Seth
Writer/Director – Jocelyn Major, Greg Forrest
Producer – Freya Sanders, Adam Rushton
Deputy Stage Manager – Jennifer Green
Costume Designer – Christina Maurice
Production Photographer – Johannes Hjorth
Stage Manager – Margot Speed
Deputy Stage Manager – Frances O’Sullivan
Publicist – Hannah Taylor
Assistant Director – Gaia Fay Lambert