Rebecca musical makes English language premiere at London’s Charing Cross Theatre

The long-awaited English language premiere of musical Rebecca is to make its debut in London this year!

Based on the gothic 1930s novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca first debuted with a German production in Vienna in 2006 with numerous international productions following.

After many readings, workshops and a cancelled Broadway run, the show’s English language version is to debut in London in 2023.

The piece by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay will run at the Charing Cross Theatre from 4 September – 18 November.

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…

Making up the cast for the premiere 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.

Translated by Christopher Hampton, the production will be directed by Alejandro Bonatto with choreography by Ron Howell and sound design by Andy Johnson.

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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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