‘Rebecca’, by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay, two of the most successful German-language musical theatre composers, had its world premiere at the VBW-theatre Raimund Theater in Vienna, Austria, in September 2006, where it went on to play to sold-out houses in three seasons, and where it is currently enjoying a successful revival.

Rebecca, with an orchestra of 18, will be directed by Alejandro Bonatto (director of the critically acclaimed production of Donizetti’s ‘Rita’ and the upcoming production of Francis Poulanc and Jean Cocteau’s ‘The Human Voice’ at Charing Cross Theatre later this month).

It 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.

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...

The world-famous novel was also turned into a celebrated Alfred Hitchcock film in 1940, starring
Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, George Sanders and Gladys Cooper. It was
nominated for 11 Oscars, winning two awards; Best Picture and Best Cinematography. 

Richard Carson (Maxim de Winter) has appeared in several major West End musicals including ‘Les Miserable’s, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’, ‘Mamma Mia!’ and ‘Miss Saigon’.

Lauren Jones (Second Mrs de Winter, ‘I’) recently appeared in the West End production of ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ as Trish and alternate Bonnie.

Kara Lane (Mrs Danvers) was Alice in ‘The Addams Family - the Musical Comedy’, Winifred Banks in ‘Mary Poppins’, Reno Sweeney in ’Anything Goes’ at Kilworth House, ‘Mary Magdalene’ in Jesus Christ Superstar’ and Magenta in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’.

The rest of the cast are: Alex James-Ward, Piers Bate, Sarah Harlington, David Breeds, Shirley Jameson, Neil Moors, Nicholas Lumley, Nigel-Joseph Francis, Elliot Swann, Scott McClure, Emily Apps, Melanie Bright, Gail MacKinnon, Tarisha Rommick, James Mateo-Salt, Rosie Glossop.

Original Book and Lyrics - Michael Kunze
Music and Orchestrations - Sylvester Levay
English Book Adaptation by Christopher Hampton
English Lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Michael Kunze
Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier
Director - Alejandro Bonatto
Choreographer - Ron Howell
Musical Director - Robert Scott
Production Designer - Nicky Shaw
Lighting Designer - David Seldes
Sound Designer - Andy Johnson
Projection Designer - Matt Powell
Casting - Stephen Crockett / Grindrod Burton Casting
Producer - Steven M. Levy for Charing Cross Theatre Productions Limited

Worldwide Stage Rights: VBW International GmbH
Linke Wienzeile 6, 1060 Vienna, Austria

Dates & Times

04 September - 18 November
4th September to 19th September
Mon & Wed to Sat 7:30pm
Sat & Sun Matinee 3pm

20th September Onwards
Tues - Sat 7.30pm
Wed Matinee 2.30pm
Sat & Sun Matinee 3pm

Running Time: 2:30 (Including Interval)
Age Guidance: 12+


Premium £55.00
includes best stalls locations, a programme and a glass of bubbly
Stalls A £47.50
Stalls B
Balcony £22.50
Slips £15.00

There is a £2.50 booking fee charged per ticket on phone and internet orders, and 50p restoration levy charged on all tickets. Box office at venue open to personal callers from 2 hours before the curtain time for every performance.

Tel: 08444 930 650

Performance Schedule