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NEWS: Kneehigh’s Rebecca Heads to The Mayflower

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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