Dawn King

Directed by Blanche McIntyre
Produced by Papatango Theatre Company
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★★★★ Independent
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ Time Out

Foxfinder won the Papatango Theatre Company new writing competition in 2011. For Foxfinder, Dawn won the Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright award 2013. She also won Most Promising Playwright at the Off West End awards 2012 and was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize 2012 and the James Tait Black drama prize 2011/2012. Foxfinder has subsequently been produced around the world including in Sweden (Gothenburg English Speaking Theatre), Australia (Red Stitch, Melbourne), America (Artist’s Rep, Portland) Greece (Epi Kolono, Athens) Iceland (Reykjavik City Theatre), Germany (Theatre Ingolstadt). The Interrobang Theatre Project production of Foxfinder in Chicago was recently recorded for inclusion in the Chicago Film Archive of Performance.


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


  • Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2012 (shortlisted)
  • James Tait Black drama prize 2011/2012 (shortlisted)
  • Off West End Awards 2012 Best New Play (shortlisted)

You can buy the text for this and Ciphers from Nick Hern books.

"In a wan year for new writing, Dawn King's play shines out like a beacon… it remains an arresting and individual work that haunts the mind long after you've seen it…the most compelling new work I have seen this year."Guardian
"It's a script which lays out her vividly imagined plot so subtly that you don’t notice King is trying to make you think something until you’ve already thought it."The Telegraph
"Rich, rare and deeply unsettling." Time Out