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The Taxidermist's Daughter

Adapted for the stage by Kate Mosse
A new play based on her novel

Festival TheatreTicketsPrice: from £10

Overview

The world is stacked against women like me. But things are different now.

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 a few miles away, 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.

The Taxidermist’s Daughter is a thrilling Gothic mystery set in and around historic Chichester. This world premiere is written by Cicestrian Kate Mosse, based on her best-selling novel.

Kate Mosse’s novels include The Languedoc Trilogy (Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel) and her new historical series, The Burning Chambers. She is Founder Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and Professor in Contemporary Fiction and Creative Writing at the University of Chichester.

Award-winning director Jonathan Munby returns to Chichester where his work includes King Lear with Ian McKellen (2017, also West End) and First Light (2016). His credits elsewhere include Frozen (West End) and Wendy and Peter Pan (RSC).

Prologue 2017 Landscape.

Prologue tickets available from 29 February

Cast & Creatives

Creative team

Jonathan Munby

Director

Jon Bausor

Designer

Peter Mumford

Lighting Designer

Christopher Shutt

Sound Designer

Charlotte Broom

Movement Director

Kate Waters

Fight Director

Juliet Horsley

Casting Director

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Pricing

Pricing Information

Price bands for an event, organised by showing
Performance description Price Bands
Previews/Press Nights£10£10£10£29£33
All other performances£10£18£30£39£43
Friends Festival Saver: Book the same number of tickets for four or more productions and save 20%. All Saver tickets must be booked and paid for in a single transaction.
Friends : £2 off non-Saver tickets
Groups 8+ Monday and Tuesday: £29 per ticket
Groups 8+ Wednesday - Friday: £5 off each ticket
Groups 40+ Wednesday - Friday: £8 off each ticket, plus a £5 ticket for the Group Organiser
School and College Groups 10+ Monday - Friday: £8.50 per ticket; one free teacher ticket with every nine paid
Family tickets (excludes Saturday evenings): Half Price for up to four U16s with every full price paying adult. Discounts applied at the checkout. All tickets must be booked and paid for in a single transaction.
Over 60s Monday - Thursday: £2 off
Full-time students in Higher Education, Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support claimants Monday - Thursday: Half Price
Full-time students in Higher Education, Jobseekers Allowance and Income Support claimants Monday - Thursday: Standby from one hour before the performance: £8.50
£5 Prologue Tickets available for 16-25 year olds: Log in to your account to see Prologue seats
Prologue Book 3 Get 1 Free: Log in to your account to see Prologue seats
All venues: Only one reduction applies per ticket, and all discounts are subject to availability and at the discretion of the Box Office.
All venues: Discounts do not apply on Previews and Press Nights
Festival Theatre: Discounts apply to top three price bands only
Festival Theatre: Some seating areas may not be available for all performances

Content and Themes

At CFT, we want everyone to feel truly welcome and comfortable. While we try not to spoil anyone’s enjoyment by giving away ‘spoilers’ such as plot twists and narrative surprises, we also recognise that some people may find certain themes distressing. You’ll find guidance on such content for relevant productions below; please be aware that by reading this, some elements of the plot may be revealed. Please note that these may be updated nearer the time of each production as staging details are confirmed.

If you have any questions or feedback, do email us at marketing@cft.org.uk

The Taxidermist’s Daughter
Language       None
Nudity             None
Violence         Physical violence including murder
Themes          Taxidermy (the art of preserving dead birds, involving the dissection of carcasses); violent deaths; sexual assault.

Theatre to binge watch

See four shows in a weekend

This year we are reintroducing repertory in the Festival Theatre which means there are opportunities to binge-watch four productions in three different venues in Chichester over a single weekend - a proper theatrical treat!

Friday 16 - Sunday 18 October

Start with The Taxidermist’s Daughter on Friday evening in the Festival Theatre. On Saturday afternoon, catch the world premiere of The Narcissist in the Minerva Theatre followed by Sarah Kane's Crave in the Spiegeltent. Finally on the Sunday afternoon, experience Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s darkly comic musical Assassins.

Friday 23 - Saturday 24 October

Start your weekend early with a Friday matinee of Assassins in the Festival Theatre followed by an evening in the Minerva Theatre with The Narcissist. On Saturday, enjoy a matinee of The Taxidermist’s Daughter and Crave in the evening.

Please note, other configurations are possible on this weekend.

Friday 30 - Sunday 1 November

Watch three shows and a cabaret in this special weekender: On Friday morning, don't miss a chance to explore behind the scenes on one of our 60-minute backstage Theatre Tours. Then catch The Taxidermist’s Daughter on Friday night, and choose your order of Assassins and Crave on Saturday. Finish the weekend with Sunday in the Park with Daniel a dazzling evening of music and song in celebration of Sondheim's 90th birthday.

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