The Taxidermist’s Daughter is a Gothic mystery set in and around historic Chichester, adapted for the stage by Kate Mosse and based on her best-selling book.
The Taxidermist’s Daughter
The Taxidermist’s Daughter is a Gothic mystery set in and around historic Chichester. This premiere is written by Kate Mosse, based on her best-selling novel, and adapted for the stage.
1912 in the isolated Blackthorn House on Sussex’s Fishbourne Marshes, Connie Gifford lives with her father. His Museum of Avian Taxidermy was once legendary, but since its closure Gifford has become a broken man, taking refuge in the bottle.
Robbed of her childhood memories by a mysterious accident, Connie is haunted by fitful glimpses of her past. A strange woman has been seen in the graveyard; and at Chichester’s Graylingwell Asylum, two female patients have inexplicably disappeared.
As a major storm hits the Sussex landscape, old wounds are about to be opened as one woman, intent on revenge, attempts to liberate another from the horrifying crimes of the past.
General booking opens 26th November, online priority booking opens 19th November.
Book tickets from the Chichester Festival Theatre website: www.cft.org.uk/the-taxidermists-daughter