A woman lifts a veil from her face, dressed in mourning attire


Mon 13 - Sat 18 January 2020
Tickets £25-£45*

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Murderess, seducer, thief, enchantress - or merely a woman intent on survival?

Alluring, exotic and unconventional, Countess Rachel Sangalletti travels from Florence to the Ashley Estate in Cornwall, home of her recently deceased husband. Her presence in the house arouses dark suspicions and uncontrollable desires, not least in young Philip, cousin and heir to the Ashley home. 

Feverish passion battles reason in this classic Gothic romance set in the wild landscape of the rock-ribbed Cornish coast.  

Helen George plays the deliciously enigmatic Rachel. Known for her role as Trixie Franklin in eight series of Call the Midwife, her recent stage credits include After Miss Julie and Love In Idleness.

Simon Shepherd’s many credits include ITV’s Peak Practice and the West End productions of Posh, The Duck House, Rapture and Art. 

Jack Holden plays Philip, Rachel’s cousin. His recent theatre credits include the National Theatre’s War Horse, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ink. 

Anthony Banks was Associate Director at the National Theatre from 2004 – 2014. His many directing credits include The Girl on the Train, Strangers On A Train, Twilight Song, Gaslight, and After Miss Julie.

This menacing psychological thriller by the author of Rebecca and Don’t Look Now, enthralled readers when it was first published in 1951 and went on to become an international best seller. This acclaimed adaptation is by Joseph O’Connor whose novels include the international number one best-seller, Star of the Sea.

Watch Helen George chat about her role on The One Show over on the BBC iPlayer:
NB. This coverage begins at 02:37 and continues at 13:56, with a mention again at 58:30.

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Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval

General Guidance

Performance contains haze and strobe lighting


Monday - Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £25/£35/£40/£45*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £25/£35/£40*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee.

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Helen George
Helen George (Rachel)

Helen George is best known for starring in the lead role of Trixie Franklin in the BAFTA-winning BBC One series Call the Midwife.

She has received critical acclaim for her varied stage credits, including Trevor Nunn’s revival of Terence Rattigan’s Love in Idleness and in the title role of Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie, also directed by Anthony Banks.

Jack Holden (Philip Ashley)

Stage credits include Ink (Almeida Theatre and West End), the National Theatre’s War Horse, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Shoemakers Holiday (RSC), Oppenheimer (RSC and West End), What the Butler Saw (Leicester Curve), The Crucible (The Yard).

For TV he has starred in Outlander, Carnage and Lewis.

Christopher Hollis (Guido Rainaldi)

Stage credits include Mamma Mia! (West End and UK tour), The Nightingales (Theatre Royal Bath), Hamlet, Henry V, Taming of the Shrew (PSF).

Hollis has recently completed filming as Captain Ricketts in season 2 of Das Boot.

Other TV credits include The Bill, EastEnders, A Touch of Frost and Brookside.

John Lumsden (Thomas Conners)

A recent graduate from Mountview Academy.

West End credits include Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre) and Heathers (Theatre Royal Haymarket), and film credits include Kingsman: The Great Game.

Sean Murray (John Seecombe)

Stage credits include The Weir (English Touring Theatre), Holy Warriors (Shakespeare’s Globe), A Tale of Two Cities, The Hook (Theatre Royal Northampton), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Northern Stage Company), The Soft of Her Palm (Finborough Theatre).

TV includes Casualty, Lewis, Holby City and Robin Hood.

Aruhan Galieva (Louise)

Most recently appeared on stage in Twelfth Night at Southwark Playhouse, and previously The Comedy of Errors with the RSC, and Paradise Lost and Much Ado About Nothing with Shakespeare’s Globe.

Television includes Doctors, Black Mirror and Glasgow Girls.

Joseph O'Connor (Script adapter)
Anthony Banks (Director)


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