Rebecca interview by Linda Duckett

by May 26, 2015

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…

With those famous opening lines Daphne du Maurier created REBECCA, one of the worlds’ most widely read and beloved classic Gothic love stories. Harbour Theatre is delighted to be bringing this classic story to Mosman Park in June.

Daphne du Maurier’s popular and masterly stage version of her own classic novel REBECCA was revised by Clifford Williams in 1990 and loses none of the romance, tension and atmosphere of the original. The story of Maxim de Winter’s second wife slowly piecing together her husband’s tragic and unhappy past, married to the beautiful but treacherous REBECCA, is as moving and exciting as ever; the strongly-drawn characters, including the obsessed and malicious housekeeper, Mrs Danvers, are still powerful, engaging and true. Directed by the award winning Nicola Bond, REBECCA is a treat for fans of romance and Gothic thrills alike.

It was Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 film based on her novel, REBECCA that made Daphne du Maurier one of the best-known authors in the world. The film, starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine, was one of the top five box office hits of 1940, garnering nine Academy Award nominations and winning in the categories of Best Picture and Cinematograph.

More details can be found on the Harbour Theatre website –