The Turn of the Screw - at the Almeida

The Turn of the Screw | Almeida Theatre, London

 

"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." – from the Almeida website.

The world premiere of an adaptation from Henry James's gothic novella, by Rebecca Lenkiewicz – directed by Lindsay Posner.

After an initial phase when I booked seats in blocs for members to sit together, this option is now closed, so please go ahead and book the seat/s that you'd prefer, on the Almeida website, or at the box office in person.

I would be grateful if all members can contribute £1 on arrival on the evening (to help defray the approx. £100 per annum that Meetup charges to run a group) – thanks very much in advance.

As ever, we'll have dinner after the performance, at Le Mercury Deuxième, a few doors away. When you RSVP, do let me know if you'd like to join us, so I can include you in the dinner booking.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Jane for organising, it was a really fun evening! Looking forward to meeting up with the group again soon :)

    February 3, 2013

  • Jane

    Thanks so much Belinda, David, Anita, Stephen. A great evening, though I agree with Stephen about the play. Too, too solid flesh for a pair of ghosts or figments; among other things. What a great dinner afterward - brilliant conversation and company.

    February 3, 2013

  • stephen

    If I were a theatre director then I would have cut the first scene with the uncle and I wouldn't have used actors as Jessel and Quint so that we, the audience, wouldn't know if they were there or not.
    Excellent evening though mainly due to the company of the rest of the group.

    February 2, 2013

  • Anita

    Thanks so much for organising, Jane and for coping with the bill payment for dinner! Two stars for the play but Five stars for the evening - great fun.

    February 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I second Belinda, and let's give Jane a round of applause!

    February 2, 2013

  • Belinda

    Fantastic evening, thank you Jane for organising.

    February 2, 2013

  • Jane

    I've added Anesta and David to the dinner booking, which makes 18. Le Mercury Deuxième cannot fit any further people - so that's the limit for dinner. The current list for dinner is: me, Karolina + boyfriend, Stephen, Anita, Rona, Belinda Roberts, Na, Michelle, Egor, Claire Hillman, Sarah, Millie, Toby, Melisande, Miriam, David Li, Anesta. If you're on that list but can't come to dinner, please let me know ASAP - thanks.

    February 1, 2013

  • Michelle

    Hi Miriam,

    I generally get the restricted seats for performances at the Almeida and I find that I do not miss anything from the view I get. I try and get the same seat every time I go so you will probably not have a problem like you would at older theatres.

    1 · January 31, 2013

    • Miriam

      Oh that's really good, thanks for letting me know Michelle. I had resigned myself to going more for the atmosphere than the view!

      January 31, 2013

  • Miriam

    Hi Jane,
    I have a restricted-view seat for tomorrow night, so might need someone to clarify some plot points for me afterwards! Am I too late to ask to join in for dinner?

    January 31, 2013

    • Jane

      Hi Miriam, not too late to join us for dinner. We now have 15 people coming.

      January 31, 2013

  • Melisande

    Hi Jane, can I please join the group for the dinner. I know I'm cutting it close, hope its not too late.

    January 30, 2013

    • Melisande

      Hi Jane, yep I got a ticket. There was about 4 left at the time of booking half hour ago. I'll see u all at dinner. Are we meeting before the show?

      January 30, 2013

    • Jane

      Hi Melisande, yes I've sent you an email with details about meeting up and about dinner afterwards. See you tomorrow!

      January 31, 2013

  • Anne C.

    I'm new to the group and would really like to come along... but not if sure if I'll be able to get a ticket. Will check on the day to see if I can get one last minute!

    January 29, 2013

    • Jane

      Hi Anne, absolutely - check the Almeida website and if they've run out of tickets give the box office a call - they will explain what the arrangements are for buying returned tickets on the day. Good luck!

      January 29, 2013

  • Sarah

    Hi Jane, could I please join you for the dinner. Sorry if I'm late asking. Many thanks. Sarah

    January 27, 2013

    • Jane

      Yes that's no problem Sarah, I'll add you to the booking.

      January 28, 2013

  • Egor

    Hi Jane, could you please add me to the dinner booking, if it's not too late?

    January 24, 2013

    • Jane

      Hi Egor, absolutely - consider it done.

      January 26, 2013

  • nana

    hi there Jane, is it still possible to join theater & dinner? Thx

    January 7, 2013

    • Jane

      Hi Na, yes absolutely it's still possible. There are about 50 seats remaining - you'll need to book a seat with the Almeida (online or in person) for 1 Feb. Once that's done let me know and I'll include you in the dinner booking too.

      January 8, 2013

    • nana

      Hi Jane, great - I just booked the ticket and would join dinner as well afterwards :) Thx.

      January 8, 2013

  • Belinda

    Hi Jane
    Thanks for organising, sounds great.

    January 3, 2013

  • Jane

    Thanks all for letting me know about the dinner option. I've booked us at Le Mercury Deuxieme for 9.45 pm, 7 people (me, Stephen, Anita, Rona, Belinda, Karolina + boyfriend). Since the group has been to Le Mercury (première) half a dozen times, I thought this time we could try the new Le Mercury Deuxième, a few doors north. Let me know though if you've any passionate objection.

    January 3, 2013

  • Linda

    Sorry but I won't be able to go for the dinner afterwards. Please tell me when and where the group will meet before the performance or in the interval. My ticket number is C25. Thanks! Linda.

    January 2, 2013

    • Jane

      Linda, I'll meet members in the foyer from 7.15 pm - I'll send more details a few days before the performance.

      January 3, 2013

  • Rona

    Thanks Jane! I'm looking forward to it and I'd like to go for the dinner also..

    January 1, 2013

  • Belinda

    Thank you for organising the tickets Jane. Looking forward to it, please put me down for dinner afterwards also.

    January 1, 2013

  • stephen

    Thank you Jane

    December 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jane - I have bought 2 tickets for me and my boyfriend. We will join you for dinner at Le Mercury afterwards. Looking forward to it and thanks for organising!

    December 31, 2012

  • Jane

    Group tickets now bought - seats J16-17 downstairs, and seats C7-9 upstairs - for Belinda, Anita, Rona, Stephen and me.

    December 31, 2012

  • Gabriela

    Oh what a shame, would love to go but already booked for this evening.....

    December 29, 2012

  • Anita

    Hi Jane that sounds great please book me a ticket and I'll transfer the money. I'm also up for Le Mercury

    December 28, 2012

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