Rebecca musical cast at London’s Charing Cross Theatre

Casting has been announced for the English language premiere of musical Rebecca in London.

Based on the gothic 1930s novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca will run at the Charing Cross Theatre from 4 September – 18 November 2023. Book tickets now here!

The piece by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay first debuted with a German production in Vienna in 2006 with numerous international productions following.

Leading the cast are Richard Carson (Les Misérables) as Maxim de Winter, Lauren Jones (Bonnie and Clyde) as Second Mrs de Winter & ‘I’, and Kara Lane (The Addams Family – the Musical Comedy) as Mrs Danvers.

Completing the company are 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.

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Rebecca, with 22 original songs, 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…

Translated by Christopher Hampton with English lyrics from Hampton and Michael Kunze, the production will be directed by Alejandro Bonatto with choreography by Ron Howell. sound design by Andrew Johnson musical supervision by Robert Scott, production design by Designer Nicky Shaw, lighting design by David Seldes, projection design by Matt Powell, costume supervision by Jess Richardson-Smith and casting by Stephen Crockett/Grindrod Burton Casting, ,

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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