Toronto Theatre Contest- 'Turn of the Screw' – now unavailable (but Second City tickets are…) see post


Unfortunately, DVxT is no longer able to provide us with contest tickets for this run of Turn of the Screw.

If you have entered already, I apologize.  However, The Second City has kindly agreed to pinch hit for us on this one.  Let me take a second to just say, SECOND CITY ROCKS!!!

Sooo, although we can’t give away a pair of tickets to Turn of the Screw, we will be giving away a pair of tickets to Show Us Your Tweets, the current Second City revue.

Again, I, and the production team of Turn of the Screw, apologize for this sudden change.

The original post is below, but remember, it is no longer available.

This Thursday Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Henry James’ story The Turn of the Screw will be playing at The Campbell House Museum on Queen West at University.

Directed by Vikki Anderson and featuring performances by Clinton Walker and Christine Horne, this dark tale is a must see.  Do not miss it!

In fact, it got a great review right here on Mooney on Theatre!

All that you have to do to win tickets is be the lucky 13th person to email with the subject line “Turn of the Screw”.

For more details keep reading or go see the play, (which may prove difficult as it is actually entirely sold out).  So enter to win and hope that you’re lucky

Running October 15 until November 7
Tuesday to Saturday at 8:30 pm
Wednesday and Thursdays at 1:00pm
$15 and Mondays at 8:30 PWYC


Information from the DVxT website

This season DVxT creates a site-specific performance of Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw, a hauntingly beautiful glimpse into the ultimate source of evil: the human mind.  A young governess journeys to an isolated English country estate to care for two recently orphaned children.  Once there, she begins to see and hear strange things.  She learns that her predecessor Miss Jessel died under curious circumstances.

Gradually, she becomes convinced that Miss Jessel and her mysteriously departed lover Quint are somehow using the children to continue their relationship from beyond the grave. 

What begins as a ghost story quickly becomes a tale of psychological panic; the governess struggles, and ultimately fails, to protect the children from the corruption that only she can sense.

In The Turn of the Screw video projections, sound and music meet candlelight, fusing historic and contemporary detail and creating a ghostly new reality.

Here’s what other people are saying about the production:

EYEweekly review

Globe and Mail review

MondoMagazine review

Now Magazine review

Toronto Star review