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By Dawn King
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848422445, 96 pages, December 2011


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

William Bloor, a foxfinder, arrives at Judith and Samuel Covey's farm to investigate a suspected fox infestation. The Coveys' 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 Coveys' woes. But as the hunt progresses, William finds more questions than answers…

A darkly comic, spell-binding dystopian drama, Dawn King's Foxfinder won the 2011 Papatango New Writing Prize and premiered at the Finborough Theatre, London.


"The play, riddled with alternative facts, conspiracy theories and fake news, sits right at home in the post-truth world we're told we live in."

- WhatsOnStage

"A darkly thrilling new play."

- Daily Telegraph

"Sharp of tooth and riddled with a clawing dread, Dawn King's 2011 rural drama is a fierce and fabulous beast... King's writing feels at once wonderfully strange and naggingly familiar, with echoes of Caryl Churchill's Far Away and Arthur Miller's The Crucible."

- The Stage

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

- Evening Standard