Icelandic actress Heida Reed will join Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones’ Ramsay Bolton, Misfits) in the West End premiere of Dawn King’s unsettling and darkly comic drama Foxfinder.
To millions of Poldark fans, she is known for her character Elizabeth Warleggan who met an untimely and tragic end in the heart-wrenching season four finale on Sunday.
She also played the titular lead role in Icelandic television series Stella Blómkvist, with stage work including Scarlet at the Southwark Playhouse and the 2011 revival of Top Girls at Trafalgar Studios.
First performed at London’s Finborough Theatre in 2011, Foxfinder is a parable about the irrational search for scapegoats to explain the ills of mankind.
Set in an English countryside on the brink of crisis, the play follows William Bloor (Iwan Rheon), a foxfinder sent to Judith and Samuel Covey’s failing farm to investigate a suspected fox infestation. Fixated on the fox that is to blame for the farm’s woes, he finds more questions than answers.
Foxfinder is directed by Rachel O’Riordan (Olivier Award for Killology – Royal Court), with costume and set design by Gary McCann and lighting design by Paul Anderson.
Foxfinder is booking from 6 September 2018 until 5 January 2019 at The Ambassadors Theatre, London.