The following auditions are currently scheduled:


by Dawn King
directed by Andy Lee

Playing Dates

Thursday 13th to Friday 21st April 2018
and potentially Hertford Theatre Week w/c 23rd April 2018
(8 or 9 performances)

Audition Dates

Sunday 5th November 2017 at 8:30pm at The Little Theatre
Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 8pm at The Little Theatre

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

The English countryside is on the brink of crisis and subject to rigorous official inspection. William Bloor, a 'foxfinder', arrives at Sam and Judith Covey's farm to investigate a suspected contamination. The Coveys, who are already troubled by the death of their son and their failing crops, find themselves under investigation by Bloor, for whom the fox is the deadly enemy of mankind, with the power to contaminate farms, influence the weather, unsettle the mind and kill children.

Bloor is driven by his education and beliefs to unearth and destroy an animal that threatens man's civilisation, and yet remain free from its influence himself. As his investigations proceed, the events that follow change the course of all their lives for ever; Bloor’s fox fixation leads neighbours to betray each other, drives the innocent Samuel into a state of deluded guilt.

Dawn King’s won the following accolades with Foxfinder:

  • Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award 2013
  • Most Promising Playwright, Off West End Awards 2012
  • 2011 Papatango New Writing Award
  • One of The Independent’s Top Five Plays of 2011

In a wan year for new writing, King's play shines out like a beacon … it may display the influence of Arthur Miller's ‘The Crucible’ and have echoes of Kafka, but it remains an arresting and individual work that haunts the mind long after you've seen it.
Michael Billington, The Guardian 2011

The Characters

William Bloor The foxfinder. Thin, 19 - a conscientious official terrified of his own repressed emotions
Samuel Covey a farmer, late thirties - quietly truculent
Judith Covey his wife, attractive, early thirties – anxious and raw
Sarah Box their neighbour, early thirties – a subversive element

Ages above are from the script as a guide - Bloor does need to appear young, and be clearly younger than the Coveys. These are all fantastic roles in their own right with perfectly crafted dialogue to get your teeth into. Bloor and the Coveys are onstage virtually throughout, and Sarah also makes a significance contribution. This is a thrilling and intense new play.

Books are available from the direcdtor. If you took one from the Directors’ evening and you are not going to audition, please can you return it to 142 Musley Hill, Ware, SG12 7NL or drop it off into the Theatre letterbox.

If you’re not able to make either audition date, just let me know so we can arrange another date. Rehearsals will take place from early February. Any other questions, do get in touch! - 07905 420251