Why See Foxfinder?
A paranoia parable
Starring Iwan Rheon and Heida Reed
The countryside is ravaged by floods and crops are sparse. When a Foxfinder comes to inspect one farming family failing their targets, a routine visit changes all their lives forever. Originally premiering in 2011, Dawn King's 'unsettling parable' entwines desire and desperation with the strength of belief in a land scarred by time and humanity.
Swapping Westeros for the West End is Iwan Rheon as William Bloor, the titular Foxfinder. Believing that foxes are the enemy with the power to purge, contaminate and ruin, he is driven by what he sees as a necessary ambition to sniff out any and all who might threaten the country.
Whilst he might be more well known to audiences for his work in Misfits and as super mean Ramsay Bolton in Game on Thrones, Rheon is no stranger to the stage, with an Olivier award under his belt for his work as Moritz Stiefel in the first West End run of Spring Awakening.
Opening night: 5 September 2018
Cast and Creative
Directed by Rachel O'Riordan
Designed by Gary McCann
Lighting Designed by Paul Anderson
Composed and Sound Design by Simon Slater
What we thought
A disjointed Revival
King has set out to write a darkly comic thriller, but somehow it works about as tense as a broken hair tie.
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