About the showGame of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon stars in the West End premiere of Dawn King’s award-winning thriller Foxfinder, playing a limited season at London’s Ambassadors Theatre. First appearing at the Finborough Theatre in 2011, the production was initially named one of The Independent’s top five plays of the year.
Set in a dystopian world where foxes are infesting lands and corrupting the earth, the mysterious Foxfinders are charged with seeking them out and stopping them spreading. When William Bloor arrives at Judith and Samuel Covey’s farm to investigate why the family’s harvest has failed to meet government target’s, his hunt brings up more questions than answers.
Fixated with a mission to discover the animals that could be responsible for the Covey’s woes, this darkly comic drama asks just how far belief can take you, before you begin to question everything, and everyone, around you.
Iwan Rheon stars as William Bloor. Best-known for his roles in HBO’s Game of Thrones and E4’s Misfits, Rheon is an Olivier Award-winning actor whose theatre credits include Spring Awakening and Remembrance Day. Screen roles include The Artist, The Dirt, Our Girl and Viscous.
Further casting includes Heidi Reed (Poldark), Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife) and Paul Nicholls (Law & Order, EastEnders).
Foxfinder is directed by Rachel O’Riordan, whose credits include the Olivier Award-winning Killology at the Royal Court. Creative team also includes designer Gary McCann, lighting designer Paul Anderson and sound designer Simon Slater, who also composes original music for the production.
Swiping the Papatango New Writing Prize in 2011, Foxfinder is written by Dawn King, who won the National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award in 2013. An intensely gripping, dark thriller, Foxfinder runs at the Ambassadors Theatre from 6 September 2018 to 5 January 2019, with a press night on 13 September 2018.
Who Should See It?Game of Thrones fans, and those familiar with Rheon’s work, should get tickets to this thriller. Those who enjoy dark comedy will also enjoy this production.
Foxfinder may not be suitable for children.