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My Cousin Rachel

Daphne du Maurier, Diana Morgan

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2f, 5m

My Cousin Rachel
by Diana Morgan
From the novel by Daphne du Maurier

Philip Ashley travels to Italy to find his cousin Ambrose has died suddenly and Rachel, Ambrose's wife, has gone. Philip returns to England convinced Rachel was responsible for Ambrose's death, hoping to inherit his possessions. When Rachel arrives in England Philip falls in love with her. One small event after another causes a kind of see-saw of belief and disbelief. Is Rachel a scheming murderess or a grossly maligned woman?

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 5m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
Philip Ashley travels to Italy to find his cousin Ambrose has died suddenly and Rachel, Ambrose's wife, has gone. Philip returns to England convinced Rachel was responsible for Ambrose's death, hoping to inherit his possessions. When Rachel arrives in England Philip falls in love with her. One small event after another causes a kind of see-saw of belief and disbelief. Is Rachel a scheming murderess or a grossly maligned woman?

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Setting: A hall
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

2f, 5m
Cast Attributes
  • Roles for Teens
Seecombe: faithful, stward, shabby; elderly
Philip Ashley: sensitive, emotional; young
Louise Kendall: pretty, hoydenish; about 18
Nicholas Kendall: attractive, forceful; 50s
Rachel: tall, slender, beautiful, characterful; early 30s
Ranaldi: dark, good-looking; 40s
James: a servant boy

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Authors

Author

Daphne du Maurier

Author

Diana Morgan

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