by Daphne Du Maurier
Directed by Joyce Birch
13th September to 25th October 2003 - Friday, Saturday 8.00pm, Sunday 4.30pm
Daphne Du Maurier's much loved novel is brought vividly to stage in a new adaptation, opening at the Genesian Theatre on Saturday 13th September. Director Joyce Birch, together with assistant Shane Bates, has worked tirelessly with a wonderful cast to create the 1930's world of Manderley on the Genesian stage. Costume design by Susan Carveth, set by Owen Gimblett, and an evocative lighting design from Michael Schell all add to the mood of this ambitious production.
Joyce Birch says 'People who know the novel will, I think, still find many new surprises and for those who don't, I believe our production will provide a memorable introduction to a classic'.
The story is familiar to many from the book and well known film starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. The new Mrs de Winter arrives with her older husband at his manor house on the Cornish coast. Shy and nervous in her new role, she has to come to grips with her husband's relatives and the staff of Manderley, including the forbidding Mrs Danvers. Everywhere she turns she is confronted by the influence of her husband's first wife, the glamorous Rebecca. Gradually, however, secrets are revealed and the truth about Rebecca threatens to tear the newly-married couple apart.
Can Mrs de Winter compete with a woman preserved only in memory?
What terrible secret was Rebecca keeping?
To what lengths will Mrs Danvers go to keep Rebecca's legacy alive?
Early booking for this theatrical delight is strongly recommended
Performance Times : Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Sundays at 4.30pm
Ticket Prices $22 and $17
Ask about our 'meal and play' special (not available Sundays)
Bookings MCA ticketing 9645 1611 or online at www.mca-tix.com