The Turn of the Screw impresses BAC students

Last week, Block 4 BAC English Literature students visited the Almeida Theatre to see The Turn of the Screw (adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz) which was an exhilarating and touching adaptation of the Henry James novel we have been studying in class. The staging was excellent in the way it changed behind the scenes (with no noise whatsoever); the lighting was always appropriate and on point. I thoroughly enjoyed the performance due to the ability and professionalism of the actors especially Laurence Belcher who played the part of Miles, showing great skill to play a part younger than himself but with the same level of maturity. I also found the coordination between the characters was very impressive with not a single moment of doubt. If I had to rate it out of 10 I would give it a solid 8 for a very true performance filled with tension and finesse.

By Archie Graves, Block 4


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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