He may now be known as Westeros’ most sadistic tyrant, or Misfits’ socially awkward, ASBO-committing ‘hero’, but before his highly successful TV appearances, Iwan Rheon was an Olivier Award-winning stage actor. Now, much like many of the Game of Thrones cast members, he is returning to the West End – but what can we expect from this new role?
Foxfinder will make its West End debut in September of this year, completing a limited run at the Ambassadors Theatre until early January 2019. Its only the second ever production of Dawn King’s critically acclaimed play, which first debuted back in 2011 at the Finborough Theatre, but this original production was received well critically, earning multiple four and five star reviews.
Iwan Rheon will be taking the stage in the titular role of this latest production, which has already been described as “a darkly thrilling new play” (The Telegraph). In short, the story is set in a dystopian world that’s been plunged into chaos and fear. William Bloor (Rheon), who has been trained to find foxes since he was a child, arrives at the farm of Judith and Samuel Covey to investigate a suspected infestation and provide an explanation as to why their harvest failed to meet targets.
While all of this may sound like a trivial topic and plot for a West End play, it is, of course, a giant metaphor. As Rheon himself explained, this darkly comical production is “an exciting, fresh play with questions to ask of our society now.” The last time Rheon was on stage was in the 2009 production of Spring Awakening, for which he won an Olivier Award. Suffice to say, our expectations for this next venture are pretty high!
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