English gothic fiction at the Domplatz: A young woman marries the rich, much older widower Maxim de Winter and moves with him to his country estate Manderlay – somewhere on the southern coast of England. Doubts and danger mix increasingly with the romantic isolation. The spirit of the first Mrs. de Winter, Rebecca, is omnipresent in the house — decisively fostered by the housekeeper Mrs. Danvers. Can the young wife liberate herself from her overpowering predecessor? And, more importantly, what happened to Rebecca?
After the success of »Elisabeth«, musical author Michael Kunze (»Tanz der Vampire«, »Mozart!«) succeeded in obtaining the rights for a musical version of the famous novel by Daphne du Maurier. Once again, he collaborated with composer Sylvester Levay to develop one of the most successful German musicals of all time for the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien. After the open-air performances in Tecklenburg, Magdeburg Theater is only the second playhouse to develop a new production of the musical.