Produced by Lindsay Posner, Rebecca Lenkiewicz's new stage adaptation of Henry James' play stars Anna Madeley (The Governess), Gemma Jones (Mrs Grose), Caroline Bartleet (a woman), Laurence Belcher (Miles), Eoin Geoghegan (a man), Orlando Wells (Sackville) and Isabella Blake, Emilia Jones and Lucy Morton who will alternate the role of Flora.
Running as part of Michael Attenborough’s final season as artistic director of the Almeida, the play tells the story of a new governess, who 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.