David Farr’s new play A Dead Body in Taos will receive its world premiere this autumn at Wilton’s Music Hall, it has been announced.
Set against the backdrop of modern America, A Dead Body in Taos is billed as “part mystery, part sci-fi epic and part love story, that leaves the audience wondering whether, in the 21st Century, freedom is something we should run to or escape from”.
Directed by Rachel Bagshaw, A Dead Body in Taos tells the story of Sam who travels to a dessert town in New Mexico to bury her estranged mother (Kath) after her body was found bearing a cryptic note. Gemma Lawrence (Waking the Dead, Silent Witness) and Eve Ponsonby (The White Queen, Misfits) will star as Sam and Kath.
A Dead Body in Taos is co-commissioned by Fuel and Warwick Arts Centre with support from Bristol Old Vic. The work is supported by Arts Council England and produced by Fuel. The piece will preview at Bristol Old Vic before transferring to Wilton’s Music Hall in London followed by performances at Warwick Arts Centre.
A Dead Body in Taos will run from 26 October 2022 until 12 November 2022 at Wilton’s Music Hall, London.