The Turn of the Screw cast at Almeida Theatre

Casting has been announced for The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, new adaptation by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, at the Almeida Theatre, an Off West End venue in Angel, north London, from 18 Jan to 16 March 2013.

Gemma Jones (Mrs. Grose), Anna Madeley (The Governess), Orlando Wells (Sackville), Laurence Belcher (Miles), Caroline Bartleet (a woman), Eoin Geoghegan (a man), and Isabella Blake, Emilia Jones and Lucy Morton who will alternate the role of Flora.

It is directed by Lindsay Posner, designed by Peter McKintosh, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by John Leonard. Produced by Almeida Theatre in Association with Act Productions Limited, Sonia Friedman Productions and Hammer Theatre of Horror.

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.

Gemma Jones has worked extensively in theatre, film and television and has previously been seen at the Almeida Theatre in Dance of Death. Her theatre credits include Richard III as part of the Old Vic Bridge Project, Family Reunion at the Donmar Warehouse, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Lyric Theatre. Anna Madeley was last at the Almeida in Becky Shaw. Her other theatre credits include Richard Eyre's Broadway production of Private Lives, the National Theatre's productions of Earthquakes in London and Coram Boy, as well as Contractions and Ladybird for the Royal Court, The Philanthropist and The Cosmonaut's Last Message for the Donmar Warehouse. Orlando Wells theatre credits include The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre, The History Boys for the National Theatre, Pirandello's Henry IV for the Donmar Warehouse. Laurence Belcher made his theatre debut in Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art at the National Theatre. He has subsequently been seen in The Late Middle Classes at the Donmar Warehouse, Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre and Scrooge at the London Palladium.

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