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.