Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Preview - My Cousin Rachel - Royalty Theatre


James Errington as Philip, and Olivia Bowern as  Rachel
Credit: Royalty Theatre

The Royalty theatre will continue their 2018/19 season with an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s thriller My Cousin Rachel.

Diana Morgan’s adaptation of the Victorian suspense drama, set in the Cornish countryside, concerns Philip Ashley, a young gentleman who has just inherited his late cousin Ambrose’s estate and a valuable collection of jewels.  After Ambrose’s widow Rachel arrives from Italy, having been left nothing by Ambrose, Philip begins to develop affection for her.  Not all are convinced that Rachel has innocent motives for coming to England – especially when Philip begins to show signs of a similar sickness to that which killed Ambrose.

Director John Appleton says “It’s a story that’s perfect for the stage, full of intrigue and some great characters.  It melds the suspense of Agatha Christie with some grit and realism - something I think that our audiences will enjoy from start to finish.”

The show runs from 29th October to 3rd November, and stars James Errington as Philip, Olivia Bowern as Rachel and Royalty newcomers Peter Wilson and Stephanie Cubello as Nick and Louise Kendall.

Tickets are £8/£6.50 in advance, and can be booked via or on 0333 666 3366 (booking fee applies). 
Tickets purchased on the door are £9/£7.50 

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