The Almeida previously struck theatrical gold in 2004 with a stage version of Thomas Vinterberg's 1998 Danish film Festen, chronicling a disturbing story of child abuse in a family, that subsequently transferred to the West End and also (briefly) to Broadway. Now it achieves a similar sense of churning unease with another story of child abuse, adapted by David Farr from another Vinterberg film Jagten, originally released in 2012. Read more
We are a small community. The happiness of our children is everything. Our hopes and dreams rest in these tiny souls.
In a small town in northern Denmark, the children celebrate Harvest Festival.
In the forest by the water the men of the lodge stand naked in the cold. This is their country. This is their song.
In the shadows a lonely child gives a strange man her heart.
The hunt begins.
Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold directs The Hunt by David Farr (The Night Manager, Spooks), based on the critically acclaimed Danish film thriller Jagten, by Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm.