The Suspicions of Mr Whicher
Kate Summerscale’s vivid and gripping bestselling non-fiction thriller is brought to the stage for the first time in this playful adaptation.
Summer 1860, an elegant country house, a young boy is found dead in an outside privy.
All clues point towards the murderer being a member of the grieving household.
But which one?
Called to the scene is the most celebrated detective of his day, Jonathan Whicher from Scotland Yard.
Faced with an inept local police force, a middle-class family ravaged by secrets, and a lack of evidence, will he be able to solve the case?
This original Victorian whodunit becomes a battle of wits between the professional detective and the only one who knows what really happened.
In this fresh re-telling, fact and fiction bleed into each other, and the Truth becomes something to be fought over.
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Running Time: TBC
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Audio Described Performance: Saturday 10 June at 2.30pm with a Touch Tour at 12.30pm
Closed Captioned Performance: Saturday 3 June at 2.30pm and Monday 5 June at 7.30pm
Over to You: Try out your directing skills and rehearse a selection of scenes from The Suspicions of Mr Whicher with director, Kate Budgen, on Saturday 10 June, 11am – 1pm. Cost £20 (£15 for show ticket holders). Book here.
Post Matinee Q&A on Saturday 3 June
Food and Drink
Enjoy a freshly prepared two-course meal before The Suspicions of Mr Whicher in their Riverside Restaurant.
The Watermill Theatre
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Box Office: 01635 46044
Adult – anyone 16 or over
Child – 2-15, under 2 goes free
Family – 2 adults and up to 3 children
Audio Described Performance: Saturday 15 April at 2.30pm with a Touch Tour at 12.30pm
Closed Captioned Performance: Saturday 15 April at 2.30pm and Tuesday 18 April at 7.30pm.
Food & Drink