Daphne du Maurier’s short story East Wind becomes a play.
Wrong Street Theatre is a new group, formed in 2016, which aims to bring old tales to life – the way they were meant to be told. They are one of the theatre companies that are part of Durham Student Theatre. From Thursday 8th December to Sunday 11th December they will be performing Tales of East Winds at Norman Chapel Castle.
Tales of East Winds is inspired by the atmosphere and setting of East Wind by Daphne du Maurier, one of her forgotten short stories, written in 1926 but first published as part of a collection of her short stories in The Doll: Short Stories in 2011. The play runs for about 45 minutes with the original East Wind being just one of five stories told by a group of sailors in a tavern, in what is described by Hamish Clayton, the director, as ‘Canterbury Tales style’.
The play sounds fascinating and the short story is definitely worth reading if you are not familiar with it.