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Foxfinder closed on 20 October 2018.

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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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Iwan Rheon
as William Bloor

until 5 Jan 2019

Dawn King

Ambassadors Theatre

West Street, London, WC2H 9ND
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square
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Our Foxfinder Review

Foxfinder, Dawn King’s 2011 Papatango-winning play, is a lesson in allegory – a subtly unsettling exploration of the fragility of belief. The script is seamless, a dystopian fable that hauntingly unfolds and rightly deserves its place on the West End stage. Although King is a master of her craft, this production of Foxfinder does somewhat miss the mark.

Latest Foxfinder News & Features

Foxfinder to close early in the West End
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Foxfinder, the Dawn King play currently running at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, will close early in the West End, playing its final performance later this month.  Starring Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon, Foxfinder is set on an underperforming farm where William Bloor, a professional ‘foxfinder’ has been sent to find out why. The play, which opened last month, was set to run until 5th January 2019. It will now close in the West End later this month, on 20th October.

Bryony Hannah and Paul Nicholls join Iwan Rheon in Foxfinder
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Full casting has been announced for Dawn King's Foxfinder in the West End.  Olivier nominee Bryony Hannah and Paul Nicholls will join the previously announced Heida Reed ('Poldark') and Olivier winner Iwan Rheon ('Game of Thrones') in the production. 

Heida Reed joins Iwan Rheon in West End premiere of Foxfinder
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Poldark’s Heida Reed has joined Iwan Rheon in the cast for the West End premiere of Foxfinder, set to open at the Ambassadors Theatre next month. Reed is best-known for appearing in BBC series Poldark alongside Aidan Turner, and has previously been seen on stage in London in Scarlet at Southwark Playhouse and the 2011 revival of Top Girls at Trafalgar Studios. She will take on a role in Dawn King’s play which runs from 6th September 2018 until 5th January 2019.

Kit Harington
5 Game of Thrones actors coming to the stage this year
Monday, July 9, 2018

It seems like with every casting announcement of the last few years, each show has at least one actor with a Game of Thrones credit. The rise of Westerosteans on stage is spreading, and this year there’s an influx of leading actors taking roles in the West End. Emily Rister rounds-up five key GOT actors treading the boards this year. Photo credit: Disney/ABC Studios (flickr) Kit HaringtonTrue West

Iwan Rheon
Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon to star in Foxfinder in the West End
Thursday, July 5, 2018

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.

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