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My Cousin Rachel tour moves to Sheffield - Monday 20th to Saturday 25th January

Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents Helen George in My Cousin Rachel, at the Lyceum Theatre Sheffield from 20th to 25th January.  Performances begin at 7.45pm with matinees starting at 2pm on Thursday and 3pm on Saturday.

My Cousin Rachel is based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier, adapted by Joseph O’Connor and directed by Anthony Banks.  You are in for a treat, so do try to get a ticket.

Here is a taster of what the play is about:

Murderess, seducer, thief, enchantress - or merely a woman intent on survival? 

Alluring, exotic and unconventional, Countess Rachel Sangaletti travels from Florence to the Ashley Estate in Cornwall, home of her recently deceased husband. Her presence in the house arouses dark suspicions and uncontrollable desires, not least in young Philip, cousin and heir to the Ashley home.  Feverish passion battles reason in this classic Gothic romance set in the wild landscape of the rock-ribbed Cornish coast.

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.

Anthony Banks was Associate Director at the National Theatre from 2004 – 2014. His many directing credits include The Girl on the Train, Strangers on A Train, Twilight Song, Gaslight, and After Miss Julie.

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 bestseller. This acclaimed adaptation is by Joseph O’Connor whose novels include the international number one best-seller, Star of the Sea.

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