Opera North's The Turn Of The Screw

Wed 11 March 2020

Opera North's The Turn of the Screw

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Sung in English

A terrifying, edge-of-your-seat thriller.

In a remote country house, a newly-appointed governess fights to protect two children from menacing spirits. But are these apparitions real, or the product of her troubled imagination? And what terrible evil occurred before the governess’s arrival?

Based on the ghost story by Henry James, Britten’s psychological thriller of a chamber opera reaches new levels of terror in Alessandro Talevi’s spine-chilling production. The theme of The Turn of the Screw – of innocence abused and corrupted – had a particular fascination for Britten, and he clothes this dark material in music of disturbing beauty that winds up the tension to breaking point.

Venue: Lyric Theatre

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes including interval

Additional information

There will be a pre-show talk on Wed 11 March 2020 6.30-7.00pm. Book your ticket for the talk here.


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Pre - Theatre Dining

Enjoy pre-theatre dining for just £23 for two courses or £29 for three courses! Reserve your table when selecting your theatre seats.