Rebecca. A Radio Play… for Theatre!

8th – 11th May 2013, The Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre.


LISTEN to the RTE Radio 1 review 

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive and for a while I could not enter, for the way was barred to me”.

Rebecca is generally regarded as Daphne du Maurier’s masterpiece. We have recreated the story using the original radio play format, including sound effects, music and singing.

We take you back to the Hollywood of the 1940’s, and then, after a short stay in Monte Carlo usher you into an isolated grey stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew.

In every corner of every room are phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten, a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house’s current occupants. With an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter walks in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, determined to uncover the darkest secrets and shattering truths about Maxim’s first wife, the late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca.

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK “I loved the concept for that play – I could not take my eyes off what the sound effect people were doing…Sincere congratulations on a play well done & for a very entertaining evening!”

CAST: STATION STAFF: ANNOUNCER – Shay Griffin, STUDIO ASSISTANT – Una Twyford, MUSICIAN – Siobhan Dunne; FOLEY ARTISTS – Sabina Bonnici, Ann Irwin, Vicky Moran, Brendan Phelan; STUDIO SINGERS – Dee McCabe, Hazel McCabe, Elaine Walsh; STUDIO ACTORS – Laura Canavan-Hayes, Tony Matthews, Sandra Sheridan, Brendan Phelan; GUEST ACTORS – Nuala Kirby, Peter Mitchell, Niall McGeorge, Noel Gaskin; SPECIAL GUEST ACTORS – Edward Kelly, Ashlea Cox. 
PRODUCTION: DIRECTOR – Moira Walsh, PRODUCER – Ken McEvoy, SINGING DIRECTOR – Fearghal Curtis, LIGHTING – Gary O’Daly, SOUND – Conor Wilkins, SOUND RESEARCH – Chris Galvin, MUSIC – Brendan Phelan, SET DESIGN – Gianni Alvarano, SET CONSTRUCTION – Tom Ronayne, STAGE MANAGER – Caoimhe Nolan, COSTUME, HAIR & MAKE-UP – Tara McKeever, POSTER & PROGRAMME DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY – Rebecca Pitt.