Get Foxfinder tickets for a gripping, dystopian comedy
Packed full of dark comedy and engrossing storytelling, Dawn King’s Foxfinder paints a picture of a community in crisis. This award-winning play makes its West End debut at London’s Ambassadors Theatre for a strictly limited run. With direction by Rachel O’Riordan and starring Iwan Rheon – both Oliver Award winners in their field – the production looks set to impress.
A farming community living in the English countryside is struggling. After the tragedy of a family death and the disaster of their failing crops, their lot continues to worsen as professional foxfinder William Bloor singles them out for investigation. The fixated Bloor sees the fox as the epitome of all the world’s wrongs and will stop at nothing to eradicate them. It’s an obsession that brings uncertainty to the community, drives out innocence and, ultimately, turns neighbours against one another.
When it first debuted, Foxfinder evoked comparisons to the works of Franz Kafka and Arthur Miller. Thrilling and dystopic, it questions evangelical certainty and holds a mirror to scapegoating.
Playwright Dawn King won the 2013 Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright award off the back of Foxfinder, as well as a Pearson Award Bursary as Playwright-in-Residence at the Finborough, the prestigious Papatango Theatre Company new writing competition and the highly-regarded Off West End award for Most Promising Playwright.
Iwan Rheon will be a familiar face to most, having garnered success in Game of Thrones and Misfits. He’s no stranger to the stage, having won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor in A Musical for his turn as Moritz in Spring Awakening. Further casting includes Heidi Reed (Poldark), Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife) and Paul Nicholls (Law & Order, EastEnders).
Director Rachel O’Riordan was recently awarded the 2018 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre for her production of Killology at the Royal Court. She is currently artistic director of the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff.
Foxfinder boasts design by Gary McCann, lighting design by Paul Anderson and sound design by Simon Slater.
A cleverly woven and prescient play sure to bewitch its audience, Foxfinder plays at the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre for a limited season, from September 6th to January 5th 2-18.
Foxfinder is not suitable for young children and under 14s will not be admitted.