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…
A darkly comic, spell-binding drama, Foxfinder, directed by Rachel O’Riordan (Olivier Award for Killology - Royal Court), asks how far belief can take you.
Dawn King’s disturbing dystopian drama still shines, despite a stiff, self-conscious production
Heida Reed shines as the level-headed Judith, and some of the best scenes are between her and Bryony Hannah’s Sarah
A fantastic turn from Paul Nicholls as the grieving Samuel, fervently prowling the stage, almost as animalistic as those he tries to hunt
Dawn King’s intriguing, Iwan Rheon-starring dystopia loses some of its mystique in the West End
As the story becomes more clear it exerts less grip, and it risks feeling like a laboured parable about the hazards of looking for scapegoats
The drama that made King’s name falls flat in Rachel O’Riordan’s revival starring Iwan Rheon and Paul Nicholls
Dawn King’s dystopian drama should feel topical, but it’s poorly served by this staging
The Game of Thrones curse strikes again
Neat, slick, streamlined four-hander