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Foxfinder (Master Of None)

By | Published on Thursday 27 August 2015


The fox is to blame for society’s ills, avows foxfinder William Bloor in this marvellous staging of Dawn King’s fantastical parable. Bloor arrives at the farm of Sam and Judith Covey to root out potential infestation, representing the long arm of a government that’s gone badly wrong. The dystopia is all off stage, its separation from the peaceful sanctuary of the farm emphasised by the electronic light of the foxfinder’s tablet against the rustic walls. Exceptional performances, particularly Alexander Stutt as Bloor, keep the tension high as paranoia takes hold. It’s not terribly subtle (the propaganda video is so obviously evil you wonder how it got past the government’s PR department) but as events reach their shocking climax, you’ll be gripped.

Bedlam Theatre, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]