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My Cousin Rachel

Adapted by Joseph O'Connor; Directed by Anthony Banks
  • Autumn 2019/Spring 2020
My Cousin Rachel

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UK Tour
Autumn 2019 & Spring 2020

Ambrose Ashley, a wealthy landowner, is wintering in Italy when he meets Rachel, a distant relation, and everything changes…

At home his young ward, Philip, is surprised to receive letters from Ambrose telling him that he has married Rachel and even more surprised when he arrives in Florence, to find that Ambrose has died suddenly, and his widow has disappeared.

Philip is convinced that Rachel was responsible for Ambrose’s death. But when they meet in Cornwall, Philip becomes besotted with her beauty and seduced by her charms. Spending time with her he is torn between believing either that Rachel is a murderess and a golddigger, or that she is a maligned victim of rumour and suspicion.

Helen George plays the deliciously enigmatic Rachel. Known for her role as Trixie Franklin in eight series of Call the Midwife, her recent stage credits include After Miss Julie and Love In Idleness.  Simon Shepherd‘s many credits include ITV’s Peak Practice and the West End productions of Posh, The Duck House, Rapture  and Art. Jack Holden plays Philip, Rachel’s cousin. His recent theatre credits include the National Theatre’s War Horse, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ink.

This menacing psychological thriller by the author of Rebecca and Don’t Look Now, enthralled readers when it was first published in 1951 and went on to become an international best seller. It has twice been made into successful films, in 1952 starring Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland and in 2017 starring Rachel Weisz. This acclaimed adaptation is by Joseph O’Connor whose novels include the international number one best-seller, Star of the Sea.

“A sinfully enjoyable adaptation” The Irish Times

UK Tour, Autumn 2019 & Spring 2020

w/c 11 & 18 Nov – Theatre Royal Bath

w/c 25 Nov – Eden Court, Inverness

w/c 2 Dec – Malvern Theatres


w/c 13 Jan – Cambridge Arts Theatre

w/c 20 Jan – Sheffield Lyceum

w/c 27 Jan – Chichester Festival Theatre

w/c 3 Feb – Richmond Theatre


Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents

Helen George, Simon Shepherd and Jack Holden in


Adapted from the novel by Daphne du Maurier by Joseph O’Connor

Directed by Anthony Banks

Designed by Richard Kent

Lighting Designer – David Plater

Sound Designer – Max Pappenheim

Casting Director – Ginny Schiller CDG