NEWS: English Language Premiere Announced for Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay’s Musical Rebecca

The musical will head to the Charing Cross Theatre from the 4th September 2023.

It has been announced that following 12 foreign language productions, Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay’s musical based on Daphne Du Maurier’s 1938 novel Rebecca will receive its English language premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre next year.

The musical had its world premiere at the VBW-theatre Raimund Theater in Vienna, Austria, in September 2006, where it went on to play to sold-out houses in three seasons, and where it is currently enjoying a successful revival.

Wealthy Maxim De Winter brings his naïve new wife home to his Cornish estate, Manderley, where the manipulative housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, resents the new wife’s intrusion. She persuades her that she is an unworthy replacement for the first Mrs. De Winter, the glamorous and mysterious Rebecca, who perished in a drowning accident, with tragic results…

This production, set to be directed by Alejandro Bonatto and feature an orchestra of 18 and has a new English adaptation by Christopher Hampton and Michael Kunze. The creative team is also set to include: Choreographer Ron Howell, Sound Designer Andy Johnson, Casting David Grindrod and Producer Steven M. Levy for Charing Cross Theatre Productions Limited. Casting has yet to be announced.

Rebecca will play at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 4th September until the 18th November 2023.

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