The Seymour Centre welcomes the esteemed independent theatre company Tooth and Sinew, debuting at the centre with a production not to be missed. Kicking off the 2023 Seymour Centre season, the company presents the highly anticipated world premiere of Richard Hilliar’s theatrical adaptation of Henry James’ renowned novella, The Turn of the Screw, running from July 21st to August 12th. 

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The Turn of the Screw delves into the unsettling and ominous realm where the sins of the past linger and contaminate the future. A governess is sent to a secluded country estate to care for two children, only to unearth a dark secret. The children exude charm, albeit with an air of precociousness. Initially, everything seems to be perfect, but an unsettling force lurks. A mysterious figure emerges from the darkness – the sins of the past refuse to fade away.

Tooth and Sinew bring their anarchic spirit to provide modern eyes on an all-time classic and one of the most celebrated and iconic horror stories ever written. This production remains true to James’ masterpiece while reinterpreting it for modern audiences. 

“Horror is just as engaging and entertaining as comedy and we’re so excited to bring something scary to Sydney stages, ” says director Richard Hilliar. 

Directed by Richard Hilliar (U.B.U: A Cautionary Tale of Catastrophe) and performed by a stellar cast including Kim Clifton, Martelle Hammer (Sydney Opera House’s L’hotel), Lucy Lock (Arclight Films’ Poker Face), Harry Reid (New Theatre’s Breaking the Code) and Jack Richardson (Redline Production’s Cleansed), this psychological thriller will leave audiences questioning their senses and checking every shadow.

  • When: 21st July – 12th August 2023
  • Wednesdays to Fridays 7:30pm; Saturdays 1:30pm & 7:30pm
  • Where: Seymour Centre, Corner City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale
  • Ticket prices: Full $49 / Seniors, Groups 8+ $39 / Concession, Under 35s $35 / Previews $33
  • Book your tickets here or call the box office on (02) 9061 5344