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Benjamin Britten: The Turn of the Screw at Wilton's Music Hall

Robert Murray (Quint and Prologue), Rhian Lois (Governess), Leo Jemison (Miles), Alys Mererid Roberts (Flora), Gweneth Ann Rand (Mrs. Grose), Francesca Chiejina (Miss Jessell)
Selina Cadell, Eilza Thompson, stage directors; Tom Piper, set design; Rosalind Ebbutt, costume design; Lewis Hannaby, lightning design
Sinfonia of London
John Wilson

This is not just live capture. This is a new hybrid form that honours the spirit of the original theatre production of Benjamin Britten's "The Turn of the Screw", but that also embraces the current constraints: the presence of the camera is declared and the intimacy of performing to a live audience is replaced by the singers singing directly into the lens.
Shot on location at Wilton’s Music Hall, the extraordinary atmosphere and charm of this mid-nineteenth-century theatre suits the haunting ambiguities of this opera perfectly. The whole space, every corner, not just the stage, is used to tell the story.

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Benjamin Britten: The Turn of the Screw

Facts

Prog. No.
6827
Music genre
Opera
Length
113 mins
Director
Selina Cadell & Eliza Thompson
Producers
OperaGlass Works
Production year
2021
Format
HD