My Cousin Rachel | Gate Theatre
Preview by: Lauren O'Toole
My Cousin Rachel: The Gate Theatre
When Daphne De Maurier's novel My Cousin Rachel set the world alight on its publication in 1951, it was the combination of mystery and suspense that catapulted it to its status as an international bestseller. Hot on the heels of the novel's phenomenal success, a film adaptation was the natural progression the following year with Richard Burton in the role of Philip, the main protagonist. With a colourful cast of characters and a convoluted story of treachery, love, lust and greed My Cousin Rachel seems an ideal candidate for a stage adaptation. The novel depicts the story of the wealthy Ambrose Ashley who falls for his beautiful cousin Rachel on meeting her in Italy during a winter of convalescence – an event which initiates the chain of secrecy and betrayal and, possibly, murder – mysterious occurrences which Ambrose's nephew and heir Philip is determined to get to the bottom of.
With the award winning author of Ghost Light, Joseph O'Connor at the helm for this production and a cast that includes Gate Theatre veteran Stephen Brennan and British actress Hannah Yelland in the title role, this is set to be an event not to be missed. With previews running since the 12th of April and a run of 5 weeks ahead there will be ample opportunity to enjoy De Maurier's suspense laden period piece in the perfectly opulent surroundings of The Gate Theatre.
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Monday 16th April 2012 | Theatre
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