Tuesday December 1, 2020

Theatre: Style and substance in a dramatic mystery

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier, in an adaptation by Joseph O'Connor. Gate Theatre, Dublin 1, until May 19. Rating: 4/5. Reviewed by Nadine O'Regan.

21st April, 2012
Hannah Yelland as Rachel and Michael Legge as Philip in My Cousin Rachel. Photo: Pat Redmond

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier, in an adaptation by Joseph O'Connor


"No young person knows his mind until he has turned 25," declares Nicholas Kendall near the beginning of Joseph O'Connor's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1951 novel My Cousin Rachel. But, as this stylish and engaging adaptation suggests, it can take longer than that for a child to grow into a man.

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