The English language premiere of Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay’s musical based on Daphne Du Maurier’s 1938 novel will begin performances on the 4th September.

(c)Michael Wharley

Images of the cast in character from this stage adaptation of Rebecca have been released ahead of the production beginning performances at the Charing Cross Theatre next month.

Directed by Alejandro Bonatto (director of the critically acclaimed production of Donizetti’s ‘Rita’ and Francis Poulanc and Jean Cocteau’s ‘The Human Voice’ at Charing Cross Theatre), the cast is led by Richard Carson, Lauren Jones and Kara Lane who are pictured here.They are joined in the production by Alex James-Ward, Piers Bate, Sarah Harlington, David Breeds, Amanda Minihan, Neil Moors, Nicholas Lumley, Nigel-Joseph Francis, Elliot Swann, Scott McClure, Emily Apps, Melanie Bright, Gail MacKinnon, Tarisha Rommick, James Mateo-Salt and Rosie Glossop.

(c)Michael Wharley

Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay’s musical had its world premiere at VBW’s Raimund Theater in Vienna, Austria, in September 2006, where it went on to play to sold-out houses in three seasons. It includes 22 original songs, which are performed with an orchestra of 18.

The musical has a new English adaptation by  Christopher Hampton (two-time Tony Award winner Best Score & Best Book for ‘Sunset Boulevard’ and Oscar winner for Best Adapted Screenplay ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ & ‘The Father’) and Michael Kunze.

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…

The creative team behind the production also includes: Choreographer Ron Howell, Sound Designer Andy Johnson, Casting David Grindrod and Producer Steven M. Levy for Charing Cross Theatre Productions Limited.

Rebecca will play at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 4th September until the 18th November 2023. To book tickets click here.


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