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Terror from beyond the grave

Ebony Hamacek and Jackson O’Sullivan

The Turn of the Screw adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the story by Henry James, performs at the Black Box Theatre, Nambour, Queensland, on October 26th and 27th.

Set in 1872, a young woman accepts her first appointment as governess to two orphaned children. Her joy at finding herself in charge at an English country manor, however, quickly turns to growing unease.

The children’s previous governess and her lover both died untimely deaths, and it seems their spirits are restless. From beyond the graves they reach out, and the young woman must find the courage to keep the children safe from their malicious clutches, even when others question her sanity. Has she got what it takes?

This play showcases the talents of actors Ebony Hamacek and Jackson O’Sullivan, who each got their starts on the Sunshine Coast. Ebony has twice toured nationally with Jally Entertainment, and is a sought after musical theatre performer. She has performed around the country in musicals such as Mary Poppins, We Will Rock You and Jesus Christ Superstar as well in new works, such as Flaws and All: The Musical.

She will be performing the role of the Governess.

Jackson began his training on the Sunshine Coast before graduating from QUT’s prestigious Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting). He works across film and TV as well as theatre. Some of his highlights include roles in As You Like It, Cosi, and August: Osage County. He will be playing multiple roles in The Turn of the Screw.

Firelight Theatre is a new professional production company based on the Sunshine Coast. Cofounders Anita Sweeney and Jackson O’Sullivan are keen to explore high quality, intimate story telling in Sunshine Coast venues, nurturing local actors and theatre makers.

The Turn of the Screw will be performed at the Black Box Theatre, The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour. October 26th at 7.30 pm and 27th at 2 pm and 7.30 pm.

Please contact us for group booking prices.

Tickets, $20-$30 can be purchased at or cash at the door

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