REBECCA is timeless; the book beloved by generations and the iconic Alfred Hitchcock Oscar winning film a classic. Now REBECCA arrives on the stage! Emma Rice, the award winning director, has created a spellbinding new production of Daphne du Maurier’s masterpiece which conjures Cornish romance and theatrical magic. REBECCA is at Mayflower Theatre from 30 November – 5 December 2015.
Following the mysterious death of his first wife, Maxim de Winter returns to Manderley with his new young bride. Surrounded by memories of the glamorous Rebecca, the new Mrs De Winter is consumed by jealousy. She sets out to uncover the secrets of the house and a past fiercely guarded by the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers. All is not what it seems in Manderley…
The cast is led by TRISTAN STURROCK as Maxim de Winter, EMILY RAYMOND as Mrs Danvers with Richard Clews, Katy Owen, Ewan Wardrop, Andy Williams, Lizzie Winkler and introducing IMOGEN SAGE as Mrs de Winter.
Tristan Sturrock originated the roles of Alec in Brief Encounter and Tristan in Tristan & Yseult and has gone on to play both in the West End and across the UK, America and Australia. His one man show Mayday Mayday has played successful seasons in Edinburgh and New York.
Kneehigh Theatre is one of the country’s most celebrated companies. Based in Cornwall, just a stone throw’s from Daphne du Maurier’s home, the company has grown from humble beginnings and has carved a global reputation for their extraordinary shows. They have created productions with the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company and their international hits include Trsitan & Yseult and Brief Encounter. Talking about Tristan & Yseult, The Guardian said that “if this show doesn’t make you fall in love with the theatre, there’s no potion on Earth that can help you”.
The multi-award winning creative team is led by EMMA RICE, Kneehigh Theatre’s Joint Artistic Director. Known for her “remarkably inventive, eye-catching theatricality” (San Francisco Chronicle), Emma’s credits include The Red Shoes, Don John, Brief Encounter and Tristan & Yseult.
Design is by LESLIE TRAVERS whose credits include Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach. Lighting design is by TIM LUTKIN, winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Chimercia. Sound design and original music is by Olivier Award winner SIMON BAKER and casting by SARAH BIRD.
Rebecca is presented by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, the multi-award winning producers of ‘Art’, Brief Encounter, God of Carnage and Calendar Girls in association with Steve & Jenny Wiener. A Theatre Royal Plymouth production.
Tickets for Rebecca Mon 30 November – Sat 5 December are on sale from Mayflower Theatre Box Office tel: 02380 711811 or online at mayflower.org.uk. Ovation Restaurant bookings: 02380 711833