Casting announced for English language premiere of ‘REBECCA’ at Charing Cross Theatre

Richard Carson (Maxim de Winter), Lauren Jones (Second Mrs de Winter, ‘I’) and Kara Lane (Mrs Danvers) will head the cast for the eagerly anticipated English language premiere of the critically acclaimed musical, REBECCA, which will run at London’s Charing Cross Theatre from 4 September to 18 November 2023.

Adapted from Daphne Du Maurier’s classic 1938 novel, REBECCA has an original book and lyrics by Michael Kunze and music and orchestrations by Sylvester Levay.The cast also includes: 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.

REBECCA will be directed by Alejandro Bonatto, director of the critically acclaimed production of Donizetti’s ‘Rita’ and Francis Poulanc and Jean Cocteau’s ‘The Human Voice’ at Charing Cross Theatre.REBECCA 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. Featuring 22 original songs, 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…

The creative team includes: Director Alejandro Bonatto; Choreographer Ron Howell; Musical Supervisor/Conductor Robert Scott; Production Designer Nicky Shaw; Lighting Designer David Seldes; Sound Designer Andrew Johnson; Projection Designer Matt Powell; Costume Supervisor Jess Richardson-Smith; and Casting by Stephen Crockett/Grindrod Burton Casting.REBECCA is produced by Steven M. Levy for Charing Cross Theatre Productions Limited.

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