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A Dead Body in Taos

A Dead Body in Taos

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A Dead Body In Taos

Kath Horvath is found dead in the New Mexico desert. With her body is a message for her estranged daughter Sam:

‘Do not grieve. I am not here.’

Traveling to the small town of Taos, Sam discovers her mother has become embroiled in an unsettling deal with FutureLife, a multinational biotech corporation promising digital immortality.

Now Sam has an unimaginable chance to rebuild their broken relationship. But first, she must decide whether she can finish what Kath has started.

From the writer of The Night Manager, David Farr, comes an unsettling new science fiction, exploring how artificial intelligence is altering our understanding of death, consciousness, and the soul.

A Dead Body in Taos includes fully integrated captioning as part of every performance.


A Dead Body in Taos is co-commissioned by Fuel, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Warwick Arts Centre with support from Bristol Old Vic; A Dead Body in Taos is funded by Arts Council England and produced by Fuel.

Important information

Running time:
2 hours (approx.)

Age guideline:

A Dead Body in Taos includes fully integrated captioning as part of every performance.

Trigger warning: This play touches on the subjects of loss and bereavement


David Burnett – Leo

Gemma Lawrence – Sam

Nathan Ives-Moiba – Jacob Fellows

Clara Onyemere – Tristana Cortez/ Agnes Martin/ Kath’s Mum

Eve Ponsonby – Kath

Dominic Thorburn – Curtis Adams/ Michael/ Dr Fritz Erhardt

Creative Team

Director                                                 Rachel Bagshaw

Designer                                               Ti Green

Lighting Design                                     Katy Morison

Composition and Sound Design           Ben and Max Ringham

Video Design                                        Sarah Readman

Movement Director                               Ingrid Mackinnon

Accent Coach                                       Gurkiran Kaur

Costume Supervisor                              Victoria Nissley

Assistant Director                               Tian Brown-Sampson, Oliwia Charmuszko-Carrigan

Associate Sound Designer                    Eleanor Isherwood

Casting Director                                  Louis Hammond CDG

Production Manager                              Helen Mugridge

Company Stage Manager                      Roisin Symes