In honour of Press Night for The Turn of the Screw, Assistant Director Alex Brown has collected some behind-the-scenes statistics on the script, production and performance of Henry James’ much-loved gothic chiller.
It has been 115 years since the novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James was first published.
It has been two years since Rebecca Lenkiewicz started work on this new adaptation.
The revolve turns nine times during the show.
Miles and Flora are on stage for more than two thirds of the show.
The quickest costume change takes 40 seconds with two dressers.
There are nearly 20,000 tickets available throughout the run.
There are more than 200 lights on the rig – more than any previous show at the Almeida.
Fifteen hot curlers are used to create the period hairstyles.
Also: The sound effect of foxes used in the show was recorded in Belsize Park, and one of the low rumble sound effects was recorded in the gents’ loo at Maison Blanc on the South Bank.
The Turn of the Screw plays at the Almeida from 18 January – 16 March 2013. For more information, or to book tickets, call the Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or click here.
Tags: Alex Brown, Almeida Theatre, Anna Madeley, costume, Henry James, Laurence Belcher, lighting, Lindsay Posner, London theatre, Lucy Morton, play, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, sound effect, theatre, theatre design