The Taxidermist's Daughter (stage version)
1912. In an isolated house on the Sussex salt marshes, Connie Gifford lives with her father. Robbed of her childhood memories by a mysterious accident, she is haunted by fitful glimpses of her past – whilst her father has become a broken man, taking refuge in the bottle, since the closure of his once-legendary Museum of Avian Taxidermy.
A strange woman has been seen in the graveyard – and a few miles away, two patients have, inexplicably, disappeared from the local asylum. As a major storm hits the coastline, old wounds are about to be opened as one woman, intent on revenge, attempts to liberate another from the horrifying crimes of the past.
The Taxidermist's Daughter is a thrilling Gothic story of violence, retribution and justice, adapted for the stage by Kate Mosse from her own internationally best-selling novel, and first performed at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2022, directed by Róisín McBrinn.
'A superb, atmospheric thriller, its Gothic overtones commanding attention' Daily Mail on Kate Mosse's novel
'The world is stacked against women like me. But things are different now.'
'Mosse's adaptation of her blood-soaked novel delivers on chills'Guardian
'Atmospheric and riveting... There are surprises and shocks at every turn'British Theatre Guide
'Dark but thrilling'Everything Theatre
14 Apr 2022Size: 198mm x 129mm
14 Apr 2022
Also by Kate Mosse: