The Book Fairies and Chichester Festival Theatre celebrate The Taxidermist’s Daughter

We marked the show by sharing copies of Kate Mosse’s book while the premier production was in full swing!

“This year’s 60th anniversary at the CFT demanded a striking work to kick off the celebrations – and it gets precisely that with Chichester author Kate Mosse’s thrilling adaptation of her novel The Taxidermist’s Daughter.”

– The Chichester Observer

The Book Fairies turn to the theatre…

The Book Fairies of Sussex and London spread the news of the production of The Taxidermist’s Daughter at Chichester Festival Theatre by hiding copies of Kate Mosse’s novel around the town and further afield! We headed to places where Chichester is easily accessible by train, leaving copies of The Taxidermist’s Daughter behind along with ‘what’s on’ fliers tucked inside…

This activity not only meant that many people could enjoy the novel, but our social media posts about it spread the word about the show! We hope that everyone who went to the show thoroughly enjoyed a lovely time at this very special theatre.

The Taxidermist’s Daughter at Chichester Festival Theatre

Here is the trailer for the production! Also, click here to see current and upcoming productions.

About the production:

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.

A story of retribution and justice, 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 No 1 internationally best-selling novel.

Lucky finders!

We always love hearing from those lucky people who find the books we leave behind! This time was extra special as so many people commented to say they would go to the show! Here are some of our favourite finder pics from today:

Not lucky enough to find one?

Do not worry! You can find this Kate Mosse book in all good bookshops! If you would rather order online, you can still support independent bookshops by ordering your copy of The Taxidermist’s Daughter from Bookshop.Org!

Also! You can read about and buy a special CFT edition of the play itself here on Bookshop.Org!

Missed the show?

The Chichester Festival Theatre and the Minerva have shows running all year round, even more so this year to celebrate their 60th anniversary! Check out What’s On at CFT here.

Would you like to be a book fairy?

Anyone can join in! Please order your first set of stickers to get started where you live!

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