“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again”. Rebecca, the timeless classic by Daphne du Maurier is set for a new production by the acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre which comes to the Wycombe Swan in March.
Rebecca is a book beloved by generations while the iconic Alfred Hitchcock Oscar winning thriller a masterpiece.
Emma Rice, the award winning director, has created a spellbinding new production which conjures Cornish romance and theatrical magic.
Following the mysterious death of his first wife, Maxim de Winter returns to Manderley with his new young bride.
Surrounded by memories of the glamorous Rebecca, the new Mrs De Winter is consumed by jealousy. She sets out to uncover the secrets of the house and a past fiercely guarded by the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers.
But all is not what it seems in Manderley…
The cast is led by Tristan Sturrock as Maxim de Winter, Emily Raymond as Mrs Danvers with Richard Clews, Katy Owen, Ewan Wardrop, Andy Williams and Lizzie Winkler. Imogen Sage plays Mrs de Winter.
Tristan Sturrock originated the roles of Alec in Brief Encounter and Tristan in Tristan & Yseult and has gone on to play both in the West End and across the UK, America and Australia.
His one man show Mayday Mayday has played successful seasons in Edinburgh and New York.
Kneehigh Theatre is one of the country’s most celebrated companies. Based in Cornwall, just a stone throw’s from du Maurier’s home, the company has grown from humble beginnings and has carved a global reputation for their extraordinary shows.
Rebecca plays at Wycombe Swan March 9-14.
2015 Tour Dates:
February 19-28, Theatre Royal, Plymouth
March 2-7, Theatre Royal, Bath
March 9-14, Wycombe Swan
March 16-21, Richmond Theatre
March 23-28, Cambridge Arts
March 30-April 4, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
April 7-11, The Lowry, Salford
April 13-18, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
April 20-25, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
April 27-May 2, Birmingham Rep
May 4-9, Malvern Theatres
May 11-16, Theatre Royal, Newcastle.