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Death of a Hunter - Finborough Theatre

Death of a Hunter

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE UK and English language premiere of Death of a Hunter opens at the Finborough Theatre on Sunday, April 1, 2018 for nine Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees including a performance in German on Tuesday, April 10.

When we die, what do we leave behind?

Unable to write anymore, Ernest Hemingway fights his last and loneliest battle as he tries to find the courage to commit suicide. He confronts his demons, questions old certainties and comes face to face with the ghosts of his past…

Clinically, precisely, harrowingly and in real time, radical German playwright Rolf Hochhuth explores the final hour in the life of an American icon, examining the cult of celebrity, the trappings of fame and “the ultimate futility with which we are all cursed and ‘blessed’”.

Death of a Hunter is the fourth play by Rolf Hochhuth presented at the Finborough Theatre, following Soldiers, The Representative and Summer 14: A Dance of Death. Death of a Hunter opens on Hochhuth’s 87th birthday, and features Edmund Dehn who appeared in the Finborough Theatre’s very first production in 1980.

On Tuesday, April 10 at 2pm, German actor Torsten Münchow will perform Death of a Hunter in the original German.

Edmund Dehn

Presented by Sarah Lawrie for And Tomorrow Theatre Company in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre, Death of a Hunter is adapted by Peter Thiers, translated by Peter Sutton and directed Anthony Shrubsall. Sound design is by Natasha Westlake.

Tickets: £18, £16 concessions – to book, call the box office on 01223 357851. (Calls are free. There will be a 5% booking fee) or visit

Dates: Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, April 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 15, 16, 17, 2018.

Times: Sunday and Monday evenings at 7.30pm. Tuesday matinees at 2pm.

Running Time: Approximately one hour with no interval.