A Dead Body in Taos

A Dead Body in Taos

Arcola Theatre has suspended all public performances until further notice, in order to avoid contributing to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).


David Farr’s new play is both a science fiction and an intimate study of loss and bereavement.

A daughter travels to the New Mexico desert on hearing that her mother has died there. But has she?

Loosely inspired by Adam Curtis’ documentary The Century of the Self, A Dead Body in Taos explores what developments in artificial intelligence might mean for our understanding of death, consciousness and the soul.

Rachel Bagshaw (The Shape of the Pain) directs the world premiere, in a co-production by Arcola Theatre and Fuel.

David Farr is a writer and Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His recent writing includes The Hunt (Almeida Theatre) and The Night Manager (BBC One). His Crime and Punishment in Dalston (2002) was one of Arcola Theatre’s earliest hits.

Date & time

Opening 05 Nov
Thu 5 Nov - Sat 19 Dec, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


24 Ashwin St E8 3DL London, UK · Get Directions

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