My Cousin Rachel
Tour synopsis, cast & creatives
Philip Ashley receives a letter from Florence from his elder cousin, Ambrose - expressing grave suspicions concerning Ambrose's wife, Rachel. Philip arrives in Italy to find Ambose has died suddenly and Rachel gone. He returns to England convinced she was responsible for his death, hoping to inherit his possessions. Philip falls in love with her. When, in turn, the uncle's suspicions aroused, Philip temporarily, reverses his opinion and defends her. One small event after another cause a kind of see-saw of belief and disbelief. Is Rachel a scheming murderess or a grossly maligned woman?Performers Helen George (Rachel), Simon Shepherd (Nicholas Kendall), Jack Holden (Philip Ashley), Christopher Hollis (Guido Rainaldi), John Lumsden (Thomas Connors), Sean Murray (John Seecombe), Aruhan Galieva (Louise).
Book by Daphne Du Maurier. Adapted by Joseph O'Connor. Director Anthony Banks. Design Richard Kent. Lighting David Plater. Sound Max Pappenheim.