My Cousin Rachel

by  Daphne du Maurier, Diana Morgan

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 2f

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

    5m, 2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

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

Production

Details

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

Casting

5m, 2f
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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Cast Attributes

  • Roles for Teens

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Authors

Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier

Diana Morgan

Diana Morgan

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