Rebecca - performed October 2011
By Daphne Du Maurier
Performed with the kind permission of Samuel French
Director - John Roberts
Production TeamJohn Roberts, Derek Butcher, Andy Terry, Bruce Emeny, , Gloria Streames, Val Taylor, Jude Hussey, Rosamund Pettett, Tom Cross, Amanda & Nigel Rowe, Caroline Roberts Patience Ling, Viv Wheatley, Yvonne Cobbold, Steve Sadler and other volunteers not mentioned.
Awards & Nominations
The PlayWhen a naive young woman marries a rich widower and settles in his mansion, she finds the memory of his first wife maintaining a grip on her husband and the servants.
ReviewsThere have been some outstanding and memorable productions staged at Manningtree's Manifest Theatre and this ranks up there among the best. Near faultless performances from the 11 strong cast kept the audiences spell-bound throughout and, at times, it was quiet enough to hear the drop of the proverbial pin.
Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, which never seems to lose its fascination, centres around a young woman who marries a much older aristocrat and how their marriage is overshadowed by the lingering presence of his first dead wife.
Nigel Lister and Jasmine Chandler were excellent as the newlyweds, especially the latter as the shy young
woman frightened of putting a foot wrong. They were ably backed by Suzanne Harknett as the sinister housekeeper. So
effective that by the second act her every arrival on stage was greeted by boos and hisses. The rest of the cast were
equally as good and it is this ability of the Manifest to put the right people in each role which ensures the success
of its productions.
Albert, Gordon, Mike, Jennie, Lester, Jasmine, Nigel, Suzanne, Adam, Alan, Robert