Timing is everything. When Foxfinder opened at the Finborough in December 2011, it was hailed as a ‘darkly thrilling’ new voice and subsequently earned its writer, Dawn King, a glut of awards from the Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright scheme to a Pearson Award Playwright-in-Residence bursary.https://mytheatremates.entstix.com/tickets/foxfinder
The Foxfinder of the title is William (Iwan Rheon) sent to examine the farm of Judith (Heida Reed) and Sam (Paul Nicholls) where the crop yield is below target.
However implausible its set up may be, I really enjoyed Pressure. It’s so much more engaging and fun and gripping than it has any right to be and is a case study in just really superb acting.
Olivier nominee Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife) and Paul Nicholls (Law & Order, The C-Word, EastEnders) will join the cast of Foxfinder’s West End premiere which begins performances at the Ambassadors Theatre on 6 September 2018
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Poldark’s Heida Reed will star with Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones’ Ramsay Bolton, Misfits) in the West End premiere of Foxfinder. Dawn King’s unsettling and darkly comic drama will play a strictly limited season at the Ambassadors Theatre from 6 September 2018 until 5 January 2019.
Olivier Award-winner Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones’ Ramsay Bolton, Misfits) will star in Dawn King’s comic drama Foxfinder which has its West End premiere at the Ambassadors Theatre from 6 September 2018 for a strictly limited season until 5 January 2019.
If you’d never heard of the James Stagg before David Haig‘s latest play Pressure, don’t feel bad: neither had he. The writer/star discussed this and much more at the post-show Q&A chaired by Terri Paddock.
This deeply fascinating true story makes for surprisingly compelling drama that reminds us that what a major difference ordinary people made in the outcome of the Second World War.
I would simply implore you to go and see this show. It’s clever, witty, exceptionally well-written, outstandingly acted and kept my attention throughout. Even knowing the outcome, I was fascinated and gripped until the very end.