Richard Carson, Lauren Jones, Kara Lane to star in 'Rebecca' musical

The actors will play the title roles in the English language premiere of Rebecca, based on Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, at the Charing Cross Theatre.

Bea Maynard
Bea Maynard

Richard Carson, Lauren Jones and Kara Lane will head the cast of the English language premiere of Rebecca opening this autumn.

Carson (Les Miserables, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon) as Maxim de Winter, Jones (Bonnie & Clyde) as second Mrs de Winter, and Lane (The Addams Family, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins) as Mrs Danvers will begin performances at Charing Cross Theatre from 2 September.

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 also join the cast.

The thriller musical follows Maxim de Winter who brings his new wife home to his Cornish estate, where the strange, manipulative housekeeper lives. She detests the new wife's intrusion, saying she is an unworthy replacement for de Winter's orginal glamorous wife, who perished in mysterious cirsumstances before.

Based on Daphne Du Maurier 1938 novel, Rebecca had its world premiere in Vienna, Austria, in September 2006 and has since played in 12 countries and eight languages.

Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton, alongside the musicals co-creator Michael Kunze, have adapted the musical with a new English translation.

Alejandro Bonatto leads the creative team of Kunze and Sylvester Levay's production that includes choreographer Ron Howell, musical supervisor 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.

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Photo credit: Richard Carson, Lauren Jones, Kara Lane (Photo courtesy of production)

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