September Tide (1993)

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In a Cornish house widowed Stella, a gifted woman of considerable beauty, regularly rejects proposals from her neighbour Robert. When her daughter, Cherry, brings home an alcoholic and brilliant painter, Evan, as her new husband for the first time, Stella is shocked by their bohemian marriage.

She falls in love with Evan, and although much is left unspoken, Evan eventually compels Stella to admit her feelings for him as he paints her portrait.

  • Daphne du Maurier’s first play.
  • Originally titled “Mother” and based on du Maurier’s close friend, Ellen Doubleday.
  • Transferred to the Comedy Theatre with Michael Praed in the role of Evan Davies, which Brendan performed at the King’s Head.
Evan Davies
Daphne du Maurier
Mark Rayment
Additional Cast:
Susannah York, Peter Byrne, Mary Chester, Francesca Hunt and Toby Walton
King’s Head Theatre
Completed Play.  Previews began 13 July 1993, and the play opened 20 July 1993.