Full casting is announced for Foxfinder’s West End premiere which begins performances at the Ambassadors Theatre on 6 September and will play a strictly limited season until 5 January.
Olivier nominee Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife) and Paul Nicholls (Law & Order, The C-Word, EastEnders) will join the previously announced Heida Reed (Poldark) and Olivier winner Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones’ Ramsay Bolton, Misfits) in Dawn King’s unsettling and darkly comic drama.
England is in crisis. Fields are flooded, food is scarce and fear of the red beast grips the land.
William Bloor, a foxfinder, arrives at Judith and Samuel Covey’s farm to investigate a suspected fox infestation. The Covey’s harvest has failed to meet their target and the government wants to know why. Trained from childhood, William is fixated on his mission to unearth the animals that must be to blame for the Covey’s woes. But as the hunt progresses, William finds more questions than answers…
First performed at London’s Finborough Theatre in 2011, Foxfinder opened to rave reviews and won Dawn King the 2013 Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright award, a Pearson Award Bursary as Playwright-in-Residence at the Finborough, the Papatango Theatre Company new writing competition and the Off West End award for Most Promising Playwright.
On the play’s Finborough premiere the Guardian’s Michael Billington said “King’s play shines out like a beacon […] it remains an arresting and individual work that haunts the mind long after you’ve seen it.”
Bryony Hannah is best known for playing Sister Mary Cynthia in six series of the hugely successful BBC period drama Call the Midwife. Paul Nicholls became a household name when he joined EastEnders as the troubled Joe Wicks in 1996.
Iwan Rheon trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and made his professional stage debut in Eight Miles High (Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool) before his breakthrough role as the haunted, suicidal Moritz in the musical Spring Awakening, for which he won the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.
In 2009, Iwan joined the cast of E4’s BAFTA award-winning superhero drama Misfits and between 2013 and 2016 Iwan played the villainous Ramsay Bolton in HBO’s multi-award winning Game of Thrones.
Heida Reed joined the award-winning BBC drama Poldark in 2015 and has since had roles in Silent Witness, also for the BBC, and as Ingrid in the romantic comedy One Day opposite Anne Hathaway.
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