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Foxfinder to close ahead of schedule

Bryony Hannah

Casting news

THE West End production of Dawn King’s Foxfinder, which was booking until January 5, 2019, will now complete its run at the Ambassadors Theatre on October 20, 2018.

Previously Posted: Full casting has been announced for the West End premiere of Foxfinder, which runs at the Ambassadors Theatre for a strictly limited season – from September 6, 2018 to January 5, 2019.

Olivier nominee Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife) and Paul Nicholls (Law & Order, The C-Word, EastEnders) will join the previously announced Heida Reed (Poldark) and Olivier Award winner Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones’ Ramsay Bolton, Misfits) in Dawn King’s unsettling and darkly comic drama.

Foxfinder will be directed by Rachel O’Riordan, whose production of Killology at the Royal Court won her the 2018 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre.

England is in crisis. Fields are flooded, food is scarce and fear of the red beast grips the land.

William Bloor, a foxfinder, arrives at Judith and Samuel Covey’s farm to investigate a suspected fox infestation. The Covey’s harvest has failed to meet their target and the government wants to know why. Trained from childhood, William is fixated on his mission to unearth the animals that must be to blame for the Covey’s woes. But as the hunt progresses, William finds more questions than answers…

Bryony Hannah is best known for playing Sister Mary Cynthia in six series of the hugely successful BBC period drama Call the Midwife. She was last in the West End playing Mary Tilford in The Children’s Hour (Harold Pinter Theatre) opposite Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss, for which she was Olivier nominated.

Hannah’s other previous credits include the ominous ITV crime-drama Unforgotten, 2012 BBC comedy Dead Boss opposite Sharon Horgan and Jennifer Saunders, as well as ITV’s 2009 drama Above Suspicion with Kelly Reilly and Ciaran Hinds. Her film work includes roles in The Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending and Ricky Gervais’ Cemetery Junction.

Paul Nicholls

Paul Nicholls became a household name when he joined EastEnders as the troubled Joe Wicks in 1996. He has most recently appeared in Channel 4’s hit drama Ackley Bridge.

An accomplished stage actor, Nicholls’ previous theatre work includes Long Day’s Journey Into Night alongside Jessica Lange, Paul Rudd and Charles Dance (Lyric Theatre), Vincent in Brixton opposite Emily Blunt (National Theatre), Billy Liar (Bush Theatre), The Shawshank Redemption (UK Tour), The Promise (Tricycle Theatre), Rufus Norris’ West End production of Festen (Lyric Theatre) and Telstar (Hampstead Theatre).

Nicholls’ television and film career over the past two decades has seen him appear in acclaimed TV dramas such as The C Word alongside Sheridan Smith for the BBC, Channel 4’s four-part thriller The Fear, Kay Mellor’s BBC drama In The Club and ITV’s Law and Order: UK. His film work includes Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, If Only and WW1 drama The Trench opposite Daniel Craig and Ben Whishaw.

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