The acclaimed musical adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s captivating gothic thriller receives its English language premiere in London.
Captivating Gothic Romance With Rebecca Musical TicketsCharing Cross Theatre welcomes you to beautiful, foreboding Manderley for the English language premiere of the magnificent Rebecca musical. This gripping adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s gothic novel is a long-awaited treat for London theatre audiences, as it has previously only been staged in Europe.
About the Rebecca MusicalWhen wealthy widower Maxim de Winter meets a young woman in Monte Carlo, they soon marry and return to his Cornish estate, where the resentful housekeeper Mrs Danvers waits. Faced with endless stories of Maxim’s glamorous first wife Rebecca, who died in a tragic accident, the shadows of the past threaten to suffocate the new Mrs de Winter’s future.
Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca is one of the most popular gothic thrillers of all time, beloved for its eerie atmosphere and startling twists and turns. This stunning musical adaptation, by German-language composers Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay, premiered in Vienna in 2006 and has captivated European audiences for years.
This new English translation is by Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard) with Michael Kunze, directed by Alejandro Bonatto and features an orchestra of 18 performing 22 mesmerising original songs. Du Maurier’s captivating tale of a woman haunted by the past is a stunning theatrical experience.
A Beloved Classic Brought to the StageRebecca has long captured our imaginations, and was immortalised on screen in Alfred Hitchcock’s incredible film adaptation.The gothic themes, atmospheric descriptions and bold characters seemed destined to flourish on stage, and in 2006 a German-language musical premiered at Raimund Theatre in Vienna. It has remained very popular on the continent since this initial three-year run, and has been seen by audiences in several countries including Sweden, Finland, Germany, Serbia and Hungary.
Christopher Hampton’s English-language adaptation has been workshopped several times over the last decade. It most famously went on sale on Broadway in 2013, before being cancelled. London audiences now have the chance to be the first to experience Rebecca in the UK.
The Cast of Rebecca in the West EndRichard Carson and Lauren Jones star in Rebecca at Charing Cross Theatre as Maxim de Winter and the Second Mrs de Winter, alongside Kara Lane as Mrs Danvers.
Carson has appeared in several West End shows including Les Misérables and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), and Jones most recently appeared in Bonnie and Clyde as Trish.
Kara Lane’s credits include the international tour of Mary Poppins, and national tours of Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and The Addams Family.
Don’t Miss Tickets for Rebecca at Charing Cross TheatreThe long-awaited “dream of a show” (Variety, 2006) finally brings its secrets and intrigue to London. Experience the romance, revelations and edge-of-your-seat suspense of this classic story live on stage this autumn.
Sorry this show closed 18 November 2023, we recommend these similar productions.