Charing Cross Theatre
The Arches, Villiers St, London WC2N 6NLVenue information
The eagerly-awaited English language version of REBECCA is set to come to the Charing Cross Theatre from September 2023!
REBECCA by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay, two of the most successful German-language musical theatre composers, 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.
Leading the cast are Richard Carson (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon) in the role of Maxim de Winter, Lauren Jones (Bonnie & Clyde) as Second Mrs de Winter, ‘I’ and Kara Lane (Mary Poppins, The Rocky Horror Show) as Mrs Denvers. The cast is completed 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.
With an orchestra of 18 playing 22 original songs, REBECCA will be directed by Alejandro Bonatto (director of Donizetti’s ‘Rita’ and the upcoming production of ‘The Human Voice’ at Charing Cross Theatre). It has a new English translation 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.
The world-famous novel was also turned into a celebrated Alfred Hitchcock film in 1940, starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders and Gladys Cooper. It was nominated for 11 Oscars, winning two awards; Best Picture and Best Cinematography.
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Rebecca is a gripping thriller full of intrigue and surprises that sticks closely to the original novel. 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…
Tickets available for performances from 4 Sep – 18 Nov 2023
Alejandro Bonatto (Director), Daphne du Maurier (Novel), Michael Kunze (Original Book & Lyrics), Sylvester Levay (Music and Orchestrations), Christopher Hampton (English Book Adaptation), Ron Howell (Choreographer), Robert Scott (Musical Director), Nicky Shaw (Production Designer), David Seldes (Lighting Designer), Andy Johnson (Sound Designer)
Richard Carson (Maxim de Winter), Lauren Jones (Second Mrs de Winter, ‘I’), Kara Lane (Mrs Danvers), 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, Rosie Glossop
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