The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

by Henry James - adapted for the stage by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Directed by Martin South

Tuesday 14th -
Saturday 18th July, 2015

The Tower Theatre performing
Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate

Amateur première

Three splendid 4-star reviews!     

The Turn of the Screw

"The incredible Miles and Flora spectacular is about to begin. Do not leave the auditorium even if you are terrified. Or shocked. Some of the show is true and some is fiction."

Photography by David Sprecher

The Governess : Emily Carmichael
Miles : Isaac Insley
Flora : Eliza Insley
Sackville : Martin South
Mrs. Grose : Alison Liney
Peter Quint : Nicolas Holzapfel
Miss Jessell : Nina Tolleret

Production Team
Director : Martin South
Set Design : David Taylor
Costume Design : Deb Lonnon
Lighting Design : Robin Snowden
Sound Design : Colin Guthrie & Leon Chambers
Original Music : Colin Guthrie
Projection Design : Victor Craven

Stage Manager : Sara Yasmin George
Assistant Stage Managers : Stephen Brasher, Jennifer Kohn
Lighting Operator : Sacha Walker
Sound Operator : Michelle Roabuck
Set Construction and Get-In : Jude Chalk, Andy Hind, Michael Bettell, Phillip Ley, Christopher Sherwood, Keith Syrett, Nick Insley, Max and members of the cast & crew
Assistant Director : Anna Whitelock

The Turn of the Screw will be Emily Carmichael's fifth Tower production, having previously featured in Bloody Poetry, The Deep Blue Sea, Dying For It and Largo Desolato. Her most recent roles include La Corbie in Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (Network Theatre) and Lavinia in Titus Andronicus this June (The Greek Theatre Players).

This is Isaac Insley's third appearance with the Tower Theatre Company. He played Zach in Goodnight Mister Tom (December 2013) and was part of the David Copperfield Company in both London and Minack in 2012. He also appeared in his school pantomime as Baroness Streptococcus in Cinderella. As well as performing in plays, Isaac enjoys making puppets and performing puppet shows as part of the Little Angel Theatre youth group. For relaxation Isaac likes to juggle, perform magic tricks and draw - and he is learning to play the ukulele.

Eliza Insley has previously appeared with the Tower as Ginnie in Goodnight Mister Tom (December 2013) and was part of the David Copperfield Company in both London and Minack in 2012. Eliza enjoys chess, writing stories (she has even had one published in a book!) and playing the cello. Just like her character, Flora, she loves animals and would like to have lots more pets.

A retired teacher, grandmother, allotment site-secretary, choral singer and professional old lady, Alison Liney has been involved in amateur drama for over 50 years, spending the last 17 chiefly with the Tower, for which she runs Front of House and occasionally Stage Manages. Recent roles include Marie (Calendar Girls), Daisy (Driving Miss Daisy), Hold Me, Touch Me (The Producers), Miss Prism (The Importance of Being Earnest) and Madame Roget (Victor/Victoria).

Nicolas Holzapfel is delighted to be making his first appearance with the Tower Theatre Company and his first apparition as a ghost. More worldly incarnations have included Orlando in As You Like It, Yasha in The Cherry Orchard, Bertram in All's Well That Ends Well and Judas in The Man Born to be King.

Nina Tolleret is a graduate of the London School of Dramatic Art; roles whilst training included Olga (Three Sisters), Edith Piaf (Piaf) and Borachio (The History of Cardenio). Other theatre includes La Connerie Humaine for the Voila Festival at the Cockpit Theatre, The Seagull in Ward 6 at the Lord Stanley and Louise in Private Lives. She also worked with "Prams in The Hall" for the Invention Theatre Festival in Stanley Halls and appeared in different short films such as The Last Post directed by Adam Preston.

Martin South has acted and directed for the Tower Theatre Company for more than thirty years, and has been its Artistic Director. Recent roles as an actor include Boolie Werthan in Driving Miss Daisy and the Player in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (both Upstairs at the Gatehouse), and Benjamin Britten in The Habit of Art. Recent directing credits include Hang Up (Theatro Technis), The Graduate (Courtyard Theatre) and Damages (Bridewell Theatre).