Never mind other lockdown heroics. This adaptation is the finest treatment of Benjamin Britten’s complex, last chamber opera I have ever seen. Why is The Turn of the Screw difficult? Because it is a psychological ghost story with a seemingly clear conclusion. Then, look closer. Not so obvious. All the characters carry some baggage of internal conflict. It isn’t easy to convey these subtly. This production oozes with the necessary ambiguity.
After countless claims, rumours and occasional discoveries, the mystery of the whereabouts of Kruger’s treasure from the Boer War prevails.