Powerhouse solo play brings compelling message to the Adelaide Fringe stage

Published by: The Miscellany Co-operative | 18-Feb-2024
New Australian play ‘After Rebecca’ takes to the stage from 5-16 March at The Garage International @ Scots, 237 North Terrace.
Powerhouse solo play brings compelling message to the Adelaide Fringe stage
Image Copyright / CDN: Image by Darren Gill
Michelle Cooper performs in After Rebecca.
Internationally produced writer Emma Gibson (War Stories, Tourmaline, Johnny Castellano is Mine, The Pyjama Girl) reimagines Daphne Du Maurier’s gothic novel Rebecca if it was written today.

An assistant - a young woman so unremarkable that no one remembers her name - runs away with a handsome millionaire starring in a reality TV show. At first, she is swept away by the fantasy. But on his remote cattle station in the Australian outback, she encounters an unsettling undercurrent of violence, gaslighting and complicit bystanders.

This searing new solo show is performed by Michelle Cooper (Walking Shadows Vol. 2, Aunty Donna’s Coffee Café) who delivers nuance as the empathetic narrator and a cast of supporting characters.

The show is designed by Daniel McCusker (Party - Adelaide Fringe 2016, Intellectual Self Defense, Not Axel Harrison), with an evocative soundscape that underscores the performance.

‘After Rebecca’ is urgent and compelling. It tackles coercive control, systems that fail to protect women and the consequences of speaking out.

“Beautiful and raw and heartbreaking... It is an important and deeply moving story, has a brilliant script and production design, and showcases a powerhouse performer.” - Audience review

After Rebecca
March 5-9 at 7.30pm
March 12-16 at 6pm
The Garage International @ Scots (237 North Terrace, Adelaide)
Tickets from: https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/after-rebecca-af2024

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