12th October, 8pm–10.30pm
‘Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…’
Uncontrollable desires, corrosive jealousy and a malicious antagonist – Rebecca has it all. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the publication of Daphne du Maurier’s masterpiece, published by Virago Modern Classics, and to celebrate we’re holding a special screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Academy Award-winning 1940 film adaptation in Durham’s historic Town Hall.
Starring Laurence Olivier as Maxim de Winter, Joan Fontaine as the wilfully naïve second Mrs de Winter, and Judith Anderson as the spitefully manipulative Mrs Danvers (‘the face that launched a thousand drag acts’), Rebecca is a masterclass in Gothic suspense and psychodrama.
Ticket price includes an exclusive cocktail created for Durham Book Festival by Durham Distillery. Join us for what promises to be a truly atmospheric evening of literature and classic cinema.
Introduced by Dr Stacy Gillis, Newcastle University