by Henry James adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz in association with Act Productions Limited and Hammer Theatre of Horror
By Rebecca Lenkiwicz
Directed By Lindsay Posner
“The incredible Miles and Flora spectacular is about to begin. Do not leave the auditorium even if you are terrified. Or shocked. Some of the show is true and some is fiction.” Miss Jessel is dead. A new governess arrives at a remote estate in Bly to care for Miles and Flora. Wild but angelic they charm their guardian with flowers, poetry and song. But as she grows to love her two wards, figures appear in the darkness outside and the corners of the house are haunted by those that have gone before. The Governess must confront her fear and protect the children from the alarming dangers that surround them. Lindsay Posner, Noises Off (Old Vic and West End), Abigail’s Party (Wyndham’s Theatre), directs a gripping new adaptation of Henry James’ gothic novella by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Her Naked Skin (National Theatre), The Painter (Arcola).
Caroline trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Theatre Includes: Look Back in Anger (New Wimbledon Studio); The Circle Game(Old Vic; Time Warner Ignite); Arcadia (Library Theatre); I can’t take this any more (Old Vic 24 Hour Plays); 1984 (Royal Exchange); The Government Inspector (Gravel Theatre Company.)
Film includes: Song for Marion.
"Posner builds and sustains the tension expertly... a triumph of atmosphere... Anyone looking for a scare or three has come to the right place."
"Achieves that thing so rare in the theatre – true, spine-chilling horror, with bumps that really bump and sleights of hand that you didn't expect - or did expect, but come in those crucial moments just after you thought they'd come... this has the potential to give The Woman in Black a run for its money."
"Gothic horror abounds...So cleverly does Posner’s beautifully acted, truly spooky production mix the appearance of normality with the hint of something dangerously strange that everything appears uncertain... The show creates a hair-prickling sense of gathering menace. Scott Penrose's illusions add a touch of Gothic horror, while there are moments so scary, the audience audibly jumps."
"A masterclass in terror... This is a play which stays with you, and it may well worm its way into your dreams. Beautifully adapted, with an unbeatable cast, I would urge you to see this as soon as possible."Alice Tarbuck, One Stop Arts, 1 February 2013
One Stop Arts
The running time is approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including a 20 minute interval.
Isabella Blake Thomas
Writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Director Lindsay Posner
Design Peter McKintosh
Lighting Tim Mitchell
Sound John Leonard
Composer Gary Yershon
Video Designer Jack Henry James
Illusionist Scott Penrose
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Children's Casting Jo Hawes CDG
Dialect Jan Haydn Rowles
Voice Richard Ryder
Movement Imogen Knight
Assistant Director Alex Brown