Interview: Richard Carson, Maxim de Winter in Rebecca

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Richard Carson is starring as Maxim de Winter in the English language premiere of Rebecca at the Charing Cross Theatre.

Rebecca is written by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay, two of the most successful German musical theatre composers. The show premiered in Vienna in 2006 – where it is currently being revived – and has been staged multiple times internationally. Directed by Alejandro Bonatto, the London production of Rebecca has new translations by Christopher Hampton and an 18 piece orchestra.


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 Richard most recently completed his run in the West End production of Les Miserables, playing Factory Foreman and Combeferre whilst understudying Javert. 

Some of his other theatre credits include: Sky Masterson in Guy and Dolls (The Mill at Sonning), Sky in Mamma Mia! (Novello), Reuben and covering Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London Palladium), understudy Chris in Miss Saigon (Prince Edward), understudy Fiyero in Wicked (Original UK & Ireland Tour), Strephon in Sasha Regan’s All-Male Iolanthe (UK Tour), Jason in Myth (Other Palace), Farmer in Oklahoma! (Royal Albert Hall) and Man 1 in Closer Than Ever (Pheasantry).

Richard has co-hosted our other podcast The West End Frame Show twice, but this is his first time In The Frame! In this episode Richard discusses all-things Rebecca and speaks candidly about why the past year has been a challenging for him. Richard also speaks about how he got into theatre and lots more!

Rebecca runs at the Charing Cross Theatre until Saturday 18th November 2023. Visit for info and tickets. 

Hosted by Andrew Tomlins  

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Photo Credit: Mark Senior

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