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With Janet Dibley and Maggie McCarthy
Produced by Dermot McLaughlin Productions in association with The Mercury Theatre Colchester, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and Exeter Northcott Theatre.
Written by Tim Luscombe
Directed by Daniel Buckroyd (Spamalot, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Clybourne Park, End of the Rainbow)
Design by Sara Perks
'I don't save or shield them. It's as bad as I feared - they're lost'
1840. A young governess agrees to look after two orphaned children in Bly, a seemingly idyllic country house. But shortly after her arrival, she realises that they are not alone. There are others - the ghosts of Bly's troubled past. The Governess will risk everything to keep the children safe, even if it means giving herself up to The Others. Years later, confronted by the past she is compelled to account for what actually happened to her and the innocents under her protection.
This new adaptation of Henry James' iconic tale, which was the original inspiration for Susan Hill's The Woman in Black, is a masterclass in stage-craft, with captivating performances, deliciously atmospheric set and lighting design and an evocative soundtrack, starring Janet Dibley (Doctors, EastEnders, The Two of Us) and Maggie McCarthy (Dancing on the Edge, Call the Midwife).
Recommended for age 14+ (contains scenes of mild peril)
Peak Performances (Fri 19 + Sat 20 Apr: 7.30pm) £28, £27, £26; concessions £26, £25, £24; Student/Young Scot cardholder/under 26s £11 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)
Off-Peak Performances (Tue 16 - Thu 18 Apr: 7.30pm + Sat 20 Apr: 2pm) £24, £23, £22; concessions £22, £21, £20; Student/Young Scot cardholder/under 26s £11 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)
Schools prices are available for this event. Please contact our box office on 01738 621031 for more information.
Arts Worker discounts are available for this event with a valid BECTU, EQUITY, Scottish Society of Playwrights or valid staff card from a publicly funded arts organisation in the United Kingdom. Please contact our box office on 01738 621031 for more information.