Dawn King is an exciting new voice in theatre. A multiple award winning play. A gripping and unsettling parable, Foxfinder is a dark exploration of belief, desire and responsibility, set in a world both strange and familiar.
William Bloor, a Government inspecting ‘foxfinder’, arrives at Sam and Judith Covey’s farm to investigate a suspected contamination by foxes. Hunted down, foxes have become a symbol of menace and potential anarchy promulgated by a government anxious to exert complete control over its people through fear. The Foxfinder is driven by his education and belief that the fox threatens man’s civilisation, but is it a scapegoat for other failures? As his investigations proceed, the events that follow change the course of all their lives – forever; a clever, compelling play with an original and disquieting script. Unmissable.
“Dawn King’s play shines out like a beacon. Winner of the Papatango playwriting competition, it may display the influence of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and have echoes of Kafka, but it remains an arresting and individual work that haunts the mind long after you’ve seen it.” – Michael Billington, The Guardian