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After the inaugural production of Exhibitionists in January, I return to the new King’s Head Theatre in February for another new play, Benjamin Britten-inspired Turning the Screw, which transfers after its successful premiere at New Wimbledon Theatre Studio. 

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 and they can’t draw attention to themselves.

The star of the opera, a choirboy named David Hemmings, is coming to stay with them and the people around Britten are concerned – but who’s going to say “No!” to him…? Someone’s going to get hurt.

This is a new play about love, music and power.

Written by Kevin Kelly, Turning the Screw tells the story of the famed composer Benjamin Britten, set during the pink panic in the 1950s as he grapples with his homosexuality while composing The Turn of the Screw.

Gary Tushaw plays Benjamin Britten in a cast that also features Liam Watson as Hemmings, Simon Willmont as Pears, Jo Wickham, Jonathan Clarkson, and Sam McHale. Tim McArthur directs.

Following the 90-minute performance at 7pm on Monday 19 February 2024, I’ll talk to Turning the Screw‘s cast and creatives about the making of the show and the legacy of Benjamin Britten. Any questions? Join us!

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