The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

Author(s): Kate Summerscale, adapted by Alexandra Wood

Kate Summerscale’s bestselling novel is brought to the stage in a new adaptation.

A body, a detective and a country house steeped in secrets. Summer 1860, and a gruesome murder has gripped the nation. When a young boy is found dead in an outside privy, all clues point towards the murderer being a member of the grieving family. But which one?

Called to the scene is the cynical and aloof Detective Inspector Johnathan Whicher from Scotland Yard—the most celebrated detective of his day and an ego to match. Faced with an inept local police force and a lack of evidence, will he be able to solve the case?

A tale of real-life murder that inspired the birth of modern detective fiction, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher is the original Victorian whodunnit.

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