Beckenham Theatre Centre

Recent Productions

Passion Play - Aug 13 In Basildon - July 2013 The Witches - May 20113 The Herbal Bed - April 2013 Flare Path - March 2013

Passion Play - Aug 13

Passion PlayBy Peter Nichols Performance dates: Monday 12th – Saturday 17th August 2013 "Passion Play is brilliant.... On the surface, it's an old, old story: the happy marriage of a middle-aged couple, See details

In Basildon - July 2013

Performance dates: Monday 1st – Saturday 6th July @ 8PMBy David Eldridge "People always get the wrong idea about Essex, don't they?" Len's on his deathbed and the family gather to say See details

The Witches - May 20113

Performance dates: Monday 27th May – Saturday 1st June Please Note: There will be no performance on Tuesday 28th May, and on Saturday 1st June there will be a matinee at See details

The Herbal Bed - April 2013

Performance dates: Monday 29th April – Saturday 4th May @ 8PM By Peter Whelan King James I is on the throne, the Church of England, as now, is riven with argument and See details

Flare Path - March 2013

Flare Path by Terence Rattigan directed by Fleur Buckley Performance dates: Monday 18th – Saturday 23rd March @ 8.00pmBromley Theatre Guild Full-Length Play Festival Entry "What I say is, there's a war on, See details

Turn of the Screw PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00

TTOTS-1aThe Turn of the Screw

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the story by Henry James

An amateur production by arrangement with

Josef Weinberger Ltd.

Directed by Mike Darbon

Wednesday, 29th October – Saturday, 1st November 2014 @ 8 pm

Based on the provocative tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality, American screenwriter and playwright, Jeffrey Hatcher, gives his adaptation of Henry James’ famous story yet another turn of its own. A young governess journeys to Bly, a lonely English manor house in Essex, to care for two recently orphaned children. But she is not their first governess. Her predecessor, Miss Jessel, drowned herself when she became pregnant by the sadistic valet, Peter Quint, who was himself found dead soon after, under mysterious circumstances.

Now the new governess has begun to see the spectres of Quint and Jessel haunting the children, and she must find a way to stop the fiends before it is too late. But one frightening question tortures the would-be-heroine: Are the ghosts real, or are they the product ofher own fevered imagination?

Performed by only two actors, Jeffrey Hatcher’s The Turn of the Screw is "a dazzling act of the imagination which pushes James’ clever turn to its furthest degree" - New York Times.

"Jeffrey Hatcher does away with supernatural flummery, exchanging the story’s balanced ambiguities about the nature of reality for a portrait of psychological vampirism" – The Boston Globe


The Man – Peter Al-Sheikhli

The Woman – Megan McGery

Tickets are £8.00 (£6.00 concessions) and available from the Box Office on 07500 908331

Please note: Only members and guests of members are entitled to attend our performances - we are not allowed to sell tickets to the Public.