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Press for The Turn of the Screw at Garsington Opera
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Photo credit: John Snelling


“A truly great achievement, devastating and unforgettable.”

Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 3 July 2019


The Turn of the Screw is disturbing, not always moving. This was both: one of Garsington's best achievements yet, with an unexpected, watery end.”

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer, 6 July 2019


“A hauntingly great show.”

Richard Morrison, The Times, 2 July 2019

“A darkly evocative staging.”

Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times, 7 July 2019

“Louisa Muller's new production for Garsington treads lightly and discreetly through the tale's tangle of ambiguities and uncertainties, playing deftly with suggestion, illusion and imagination to create something genuinely chilling — a staging of slow-creep menace and sweaty, night-time terrors.”

Alexandra Coghan, The Spectator, 13 July 2019



“Simply exceptional in every aspect.”

David Mellor, The Daily Mail, 6 July 2019


“The most powerful production of this work that I can remember seeing.”

Stephen Walsh,, 5 July 2019


“Outstanding in every way.”

Amanda Holloway, The Stage, 4 July 2019


“At the end the powerful closing image of Muller's production (no spoilers) is guaranteed to haunt the mind.”

Richard Fairman, Financial Times, 2 July 2019


“Gripping and truly haunting.”

Barry Millington, Evening Standard, 2 July 2019


“An exceptional staging.”

Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack, 2 July 2019


“Sung and staged to perfection.”

Claudia Pritchard, Culture Whisper, 2 July 2019


“Muller's direction shadows not only our expectations but the music with infinite care.”

Peter Reed, Classical Source, 4 July 2019

“Terrifying and transfixing.”

Claire Seymour, Opera Today, 8 July 2019

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