We were out last night at The Gate Theatre in Dublin for a play called My Cousin Rachel. Sure we had no expectations. The theatre was completely sold out and no empty seats even at the 2nd half. Just five minutes into the play we found ourselves mesmerized and by the end we all agreed My Cousin Rachel was a great play filled with laughter, love, intrigue and fun – something for everyone.
After the show we stayed for drinks in the downstairs bar and later were joined by the cast where we thanked them for a fabulous experience. Tremendous show!
Ambrose Ashley, a wealthy landowner, who is wintering in Italy when he meets a distant relation, the Contessa Sangalletti, and everything is changed.
Based on Daphne du Maurier’s gothic masterpiece of suspicion and mistrust, MY COUSIN RACHEL follows the struggle of Philip Ashley, Ambrose’s young ward, to come to terms with his guardian’s fate and find his own place in the world. A feverish story of secrets, deceptions and forbidden longings. MY COUSIN RACHEL electrified readers on publication in 1951. An international bestseller, it was filmed the following year, introducing a young Richard Burton as Philip. Now adapted for the Gate by acclaimed Irish author Joseph O’Connor (Ghost Light, Star of the Sea), this darkly spellbinding classic promises a tale of unforgettable atmosphere in which nothing is ever as it seems.
Director Toby Frow
Set and Costume Designer Francis O’Connor
Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan
Music and Sound Designer Denis Clohessy
Voice Coach Cathal Quinn
Cast includes: Stephen Brennan, John Cronin, Bosco Hogan, Michael Legge, Amy Molloy, Bryan Murray and Hannah Yelland