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Nobody does Gothic like Daphne du Maurier: the classic Jamaica Inn comes to Titchfield

Posted: 13th June 2019

Nobody does Gothic like Daphne du Maurier: the classic Jamaica Inn comes to Titchfield

Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn is a real Cornish classic, set on Bodmin Moor almost two centuries ago. This month the popular play will be performed at Titchfield Festival Theatre.

Jamaica Inn centres on a decrepit inn without guests, surrounded by wild moors and sinister fogs. There are smugglers, shipwrecks, a dashing horse thief, an albino vicar, and a murder mystery – all of the ingredients are there when orphaned Mary Yellan arrives at Jamaica Inn to live with her aunt.

This unrelenting drama tells her story as she unravels the mystery of her uncle’s business, piecing together tales of depravity and deception along the Cornish coast. Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn is brought to life in this new stage production that is every bit as haunting as the original novel.

Charly Armstrong is the play’s director and is a fan of the legendary writer’s work. Charly said, “Jamaica Inn is a great story. I love the gothic style and the dark characterisations that are often a hallmark of du Maurier’s work. The play is an authentic interpretation of the book, however we have made a few small changes; for example, one of the principle characters, Mary Yellan, is slightly darker in the play and perhaps more manipulative than in the book.”

Jamaica Inn is an exciting story that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats, immersing themselves in the production as if they were reading the book. The cast will be using the whole auditorium including the entrances, exits and the balconies. The production team have also focused on the design of the gothic style scenery and period costumes as well as the telling a great story. Jamaica Inn is a play not to be missed this summer.

Jamaica Inn opens on Wednesday 12th June until Saturday 22nd June 2019 at 7.30pm in the Acorn Studio, Titchfield Festival Theatre, St Margarets Lane, Titchfield PO14 4BG. Sunday matinee on 16th June at 2.30pm.

For more information, please go to http://titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com/ or contact our Box Office on 01329 556156.