Fancy an evening that will really get your heart going? If so, Barnstaple is the place to be this week, to hear the chilling story of The Turn of the Screw, a play that will not only have you on the edge of your seat, but hiding behind the one in front!

Fancy an evening that will really get your heart going? If so, Barnstaple is the place to be this week, to hear the chilling story of The Turn of the Screw, a play that will not only have you on the edge of your seat, but hiding behind the one in front! The story begins in the present day with friends sharing ghost stories around a fire... as you do. One of the guests tells a tale set in a brooding country mansion during the Victorian era of a young woman who becomes the governess to two orphaned children. Things then start to get a little spooky and questions start to arise as to whether the mansion is plagued by ghosts. Is it just the imaginings of the young governess? Or is she merely hallucinating? By leaving the questions unanswered, The Turn of Screw generates spine-tingling anxiety in its mesmerised watchers.In the hands of Henry James and Theatreworks this little tale of terror is an exquisite gem of sexual and psychological ambiguity starring Honeysuckle Weeks (Foyle's War) as the governess and Helen Weir (Emmerdale) as the housekeeper.The Turn of the Screw is at the Queen's Theatre from today (Wednesday) until Saturday, so to warm up your February with some heart pounding horror check out the website for more information or call the box office to book your seats on (01271) 324242.