Turning the Screw Prod Shot

Turning the Screw

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Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre
Thu 20 Oct - Sat 29 Oct 2022
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"Opera isn't just fat sweaty sopranos singing about being cold and hungry before dying in an attic in Paris!"

Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre

Thu 20 Oct - Sat 29 Oct 2022
93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG, UK
This show has an interval
Mon - Sat at 19:45
Sat at 14:45
For group bookings of 10 or more:

It's 1954 and Benjamin Britten is working on a new opera about purity and innocence. He's in an illegal gay relationship with Peter Pears so they mustn't draw attention to themselves.

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The star of the opera, a roguish 12-year-old choirboy, is coming to stay with them and he has other things on his mind. Someone's going to get hurt and someone might end up in jail.

A play about love, music, and memory.

The cast comprises of Gary Tushaw as Benjamin Britten, who trained at RADA London and who’s credits include Sunset Boulevard (ENO); Sweeney Todd (ENO); The Mousetrap (St Martin’s Theatre); Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre) and of, Christian Andrews as David Hemmings, who trained at Trinity Laban. Christian’s theatre credits include: A Pissedmas Carol (West End) and March Hare in Alice Through the Cocktail Glass (London and Edinburgh). They are both joined by Adam Lilley as Peter Pears, who trained at East 15 Acting School and has appeared in: The Mousetrap (St. Martin’s Theatre & 2020 UK tour); Rain Man (2018/19 UK tour) and The King's Speech (Wyndham's Theatre), Jo Wickham as Imogen Holst, who also trained at East 15 Acting School and whose theatre credits include: The Bakers Wife in Into the Woods (The Cockpit) and Truvy Jones in Steel Magnolias (The Hope Theatre) and Jonathan Clarkson as Basil Coleman. Jonathan trained at Mountview as has also appeared as Inspector Fix in Around the World in 80 Days, Hare in Burke & Hare and Johnny Speight in Of Good Report.

Turning the Screw’s creative team is further composed of Kevin Kelly (Writer), Tim McArthur (Director), Rudy Percival (Sound Designer & Additional Composition), Amy Mitchell (Set & Costume Designer) & Vittorio Verta (Lighting Designer).

Selected as part of New Wimbledon Theatre’s Premieres Season of New Writing, going from page to stage for the first time.

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Cast and Creatives

Gary Tushaw
Benjamin Britten
Gary Tushaw
Christian Andrews
David Hemmings
Christian Andrews
Adam Lilley
Peter Pears
Adam Lilley
Jo Wickham
Imogen Holst
Jo Wickham
Jonathan Clarkson
Basil Coleman
Jonathan Clarkson

Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre

93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG, UK
Wimbledon Rail, Tube (District Line & Tramlink Station). South Wimbledon Tube Station (Northern Line).
There is no cloakroom available at this venue.

Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre is our black box theatre with up to 66 seats, where amazing development work from new writers, comedians, directors and producers brings our former ballroom to life.

Home of the #FromTheFringe season in June and our autumn Premieres season of new writing.

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Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre

Thu 20 Oct - Sat 29 Oct 2022
93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG, UK
This show has an interval
Mon - Sat at 19:45
Sat at 14:45
For group bookings of 10 or more: