By Dawn King


Most Promising Playwright, Off West End Awards - 2012

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ISBN: 9781848422445
Format: 202mm x 132mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 1st December 2011
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Finborough Theatre, London, 2011

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A gripping and unsettling parable, Foxfinder is darkly comic exploration of belief, desire and responsibility, set in a world both strange and familiar.

Winner of the 2011 Papatango New Writing Competition

William Bloor, a ‘foxfinder', arrives at Sam and Judith Covey's farm to investigate a suspected contamination. He is driven by his education and beliefs to unearth and destroy an animal that threatens man's civilisation, and to remain free from its influence himself. As his investigations proceed, the events that follow change the course of all their lives - for ever.

'Dawn King's play shines out like a beacon... the most compelling new work I have seen this year.'

- Guardian

'grippingly atmospheric, dark and tense... We may not find any foxes here but we'll certainly uncover some terrific young talent'

- Evening Standard

'clever and original... remarkable script'

- Spoonfed

'excitingly unusual... fascinating ideas'

- The Times

Dawn King is an award-winning writer who works in theatre, radio and film. She is a member of the BBC Writersroom 10, and Playwright in Residence at the Finborough Theatre. Her other plays include Face Value (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough) and The Bitches' Ball (Hoxton Hall, national tour and Edinburgh Assembly Rooms).

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