Spooky thriller from Marco Players

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FOLLOWING on from their sell out production of Brassed Off, the Marco Players continue their 30th season with the Henry James ghost story The Turn of the Screw.

Natalie Crompton directs this glorious drama studying the interactions between the living and the dead which was adapted into a BBC television drama back in 2009.

A young governess, Ann, is sent to a country house to take care of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Soon after her arrival, Miles is expelled from boarding school. Although charmed by her young charge, she secretly fears there are ominous reasons behind his expulsion. With Miles back at home, the governess starts noticing ethereal figures roaming the estate's grounds.

Desperate to learn more about these sinister sightings she discovers that the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of her predecessor hold grim implications for herself. As she becomes increasingly fearful that malevolent forces are stalking the children the governess is determined to save them, risking herself and her sanity in the process.

Natalie said: “The rehearsals have been a pleasure, especially working with our young cast Ben Whitehead and Emily Abercrombie who play the two orphan children. They really are the future of the Marco”.

Helen Henrys and Jane Wood make their Marco debuts with the rest of the cast including, John Whitehead, Jonathan Simmons and Carolyn Haslam.

The production runs from February 9 to 12 at Chorley Old Road Community Hall. Tickets are available from 01204 841561 or 01204 848935.

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