The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher $12.99

Adapted by Alexandra Wood from Kate Summerscale

Published by Nick Hern Books

3 Male 3 Female

Summer 1860, a country house, a young boy is found dead in an outside privy

All clues point towards the murderer being a member of the household

Called to the scene is the most celebrated detective of his day, Jonathan Whicher

This case challenges him in ways he's never been challenged before

Over twenty years later, Whicher visits the murderer

As they replay the past, they start to question the nature of truth, the desire for certainty and the possibility of redemption

This is a compelling stage adaptation of Kate Summerscale's gripping bestseller


"An utterly transporting piece of storytelling" ~ Broadway World

"A true crime classic turned into a tense drama... ingeniously plotted... Kate Summerscale’s Victorian potboiler is deftly condensed in a production that brings out the misogyny and class snobbery of the era" ~ The Guardian

"Taut and magnetic... Alexandra Wood’s bold adaptation turns the book’s structure on its head... electric" ~ The Times

"'Powerful... a wonderfully concise retelling and reexamination of the facts... The story unfolds with pleasing clarity" ~ WhatsOnStage

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