The Swan Theatre Company presents
By Dawn King
Directed by Ian White
Monday 19th - Saturday 24th September
'King's setting is an English countryside on the brink of crisis
and subject to rigorous official inspection. One farming couple,
Samuel and Judith Covey, already upset by the death of their son
and failing crops, find themselves under investigation by
19-year-old William Bloor, a designated foxfinder. For Bloor, the
fox is the deadly enemy of mankind, with the power to contaminate
farms, influence the weather, unsettle the mind and kill children.
Bloor's fox fixation leads neighbours to betray each other, and
drives the innocent Samuel into a state of deluded guilt.
The fox also symbolises the irrational search for scapegoats to
explain the ills that haunt mankind. King's sharp sense of humour,
narrative drive and realism makes the play enjoyable as she locates
her fable in a plausible world where cattle have to be fed, leeks
harvested and meals cooked.'
This play lends itself to an imaginative setting. Do come
Doors open 7:15pm, show starts 7:45pm.
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC FROM 29th August