There is a scene in ‘The Innocents’, the 1962 film based on ‘Turn of the Screw’, when the malevolent Peter Quint, wreathed in darkness appears behind a window as if emerging from the depths of his enforced limbo and hungrily eyeing the world, eager to possess his vessel the young Miles. Hungry to return he glares longingly, so close…but his intentions are thwarted by the intervening of the Governess.
I know what he feels like!
Or that girl from ‘Poltergeist’ who gets pulled into the television and her parents have to bring her back from the other side. ‘They’re heeeeere.’
Okay, that’s some pretty elastic analogy stretching but the fact of the matter is that I have neglected the blog (my vessel so to speak) and that cannot stand!
So, here is the customary return announcement, albeit composed on a mobile phone on a 358 bus. There’s lots to catch up on- photos from ‘The Screw’ and updates from the imminent ‘The Railway Children’, opening next week, as well as the announcement of next year’s spring production and audition details. Exciting times ahead, starting with the age of steam. Keep an eye on the blog over the next few days, there will be much to come. To misquote: