by Daphne du Maurier

directed by Philippa Taylor

Performed at

the Gantry Theatre


17th to 21st November 1987

Daphne du Maurier

When Rebecca was published in 1938 Daphne du Maurier suddenly found herself to have become one of the most popular writers of the day. Rebecca has been translated into more than twenty languages and was made into a film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier.

Daphne du Maurier had begun writing In 1928. Her first novel, The Loving Spirit was published in 1931, since when she has written plays, short stories and biographies as well as her best-selling novels.

She was born In London in 1907, daughter to the famous actor and theatre manager-producer, Sir Gerald du Maurier and grand-daughter to Punch artist and author George du Maurier. However, she soon discovered the rugged beauty of Cornwall and made her home there.

In 1969, Daphne du Maurier was made a D.B.E.. She is the widow of Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Browning, K.C.V.O., D.S.O., wartime commander of Airbourne Forces and Chief-of-Staff to Earl Mountbatten in S. E. A. C.  She has two daughters and a son, and seven grandchildren.

Although she has many spell-binding novels to her credit, Rebecca with its mystery and suspense is thought by most to be her masterpiece.

Cast (in order of appearance)
Mrs Danvers Wiggs Dalgleish
Frith Douglas Coates
Beatrice Lacy Jenny Watson
Giles Lacy Albert Minns
Robert Huw Thomas
Frank Ian Morley
Maxim de Winter Malcolm Brown
Mrs de Winter Belinda Drew
Jack Farrell David Bartlett
Col. Julyan David Pike
William Tabb Graham Hill
Maids Jeanne Nash, Sian Turner
Guests Sheila Clark, Members of the Cast

For the Maskers:
Director Philippa Taylor
Assisted by Edwin Beecroft, Jean Durman
Stage Manager Ron Tillyer
Assisted by Ian Coleman
Set Design Peter Liddiard
Set Construction Edwin Beecroft, Ian Coleman, Rob Horrocks, Peter Liddiard, Roger Lockett, John Riggs, Huw Thomas, Ron Tillyer
Set Painting Hazel Burrows, Graham Hill, Ken Spencer
Properties Ella Lockett
Furniture Jan Ward
Wardrobe Helen Officer
Lighting Clive Weeks, Sue Cunningham
Sound Lawrie Gee, Ron Tillyer, Fran Morley, Tim Butcher
Photography Tony Lawther


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