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Following its premiere at the Finborough Theatre in 2011, Dawn King’s unsettlingly play Foxfinder makes its West End premiere starring Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon.
Following William Bloor, the play explores belief, desire and responsibility as the Foxfinder arrives at a farm to investigate a potential contamination. What he finds changes not only his life, but the lives of farmers Sam and Judith Covey in the process.
Iwan Rheon is best-known for playing Ramsay Bolton in the hit mythical TV series Game of Thrones, as well as starring in the cult E4 series Misfits. On stage, he won an Olivier Award for his supporting role in the West End production of Spring Awakening at the Novello Theatre.
Foxfinder opened in November 2011, as part of the Papatango New Writing Festival, directed by Blanche McIntyre to a spread of four and five star reviews, with critics like Michael Billington calling it an ‘arresting and individual work that haunts the mind long after you've seen it’.
Award-winning writer Dawn King’s other work includes the short film The Kármán Line, and the plays Ciphers and Brave New World. Foxfinder won the Papatango New Writing Prize in 2011, and also saw King win the National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award in 2013.
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Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon is set to star in a revival of Dawn King’s award-winning play Foxfinder, which is set to get its West End premiere later this year. Rheon, best-known as Ramsay Bolton in the hit mythical TV series, and will play William Bloor, a foxfidner who is sent to a farm to investigate an infestation. The family-run farm he has been employed to search has hit well below its harvest targets, and when the government want answers as to why, Bloor finds more questions facing him instead.