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Foxfinder | April 2022

Monday 4th to Friday 8th April at 8pm. Saturday 9th April matinee at 2.30pm

Foxfinder by Dawn King. Directed by Lorraine Spenceley

A spell-binding and thought-provoking drama, Dawn King’s Foxfinder won the 2011 Papatango New Writing Prize and premiered at the Finborough Theatre, London. It had its West End premiere at the Ambassadors Theatre in 2018.

Set in a dystopian future, England is in crisis. Fields are flooded, food is scarce and fear grips the land. William Bloor, a foxfinder, arrives at Judith and Samuel Covey’s farm to investigate a suspected fox infestation. The Coveys’ harvest has failed to meet its target and the government wants to know why.

Trained from childhood, the foxfinder is fixated on his mission to unearth the beasts that must be to blame for the Coveys’ woes. But as the hunt progresses, William uncovers some unsettling questions with answers he doesn’t want to hear…

“Foxfinder is a gripping, unsettling and darkly comic exploration of belief, desire and responsibility” (Finborough Theatre, London, 2011).

The cast


William BloorJon Louder
Samuel CoveySimon Church
Judith CoveyAlice Foster
Sarah BoxChristabel Wickert
The set


DirectorLorraine Spenceley
Stage ManagerJanet Clark
Backstage CrewLorraine Spenceley
Rehearsal PromptJan Stockwell
PropsIan Evans, Lorraine Spenceley, the cast
Set DesignIan Wathen, Lorraine Spenceley, Ian James, Adrian Pope
Set Construction LeadIan Saunders
Sound DesignIan James
Lighting DesignJon Lewis
OperatorJames Quinn
Technical SupportAndrew Herbert
CostumesMargaret Uzzell, Diana Quinn
Poster DesignPeter Al-Sheikhli and Rob Chambers

Production photos (click to enlarge)

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