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We are a small community. The happiness of our children is everything. Our hopes and dreams rest in these tiny souls.

In a small town in northern Denmark, the children celebrate Harvest Festival. In the forest by the water the men of the lodge stand naked in the cold. This is their country. This is their song. In the shadows, a lonely child gives a strange man her heart.

The hunt begins.

Based on Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm’s Danish film thriller Jagten, David Farr’s The Hunt opened at the Almeida, London, in June 2019.

Critic Reviews

A world-class adaptation . . . A parable for our times.

Daily Telegraph
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Lays bare the modern reflex to cast blame elsewhere rather than look within – and the way the most damaging forms of abuse are often those less easy to see.

Critic Reviews

A play about secrets that continually questions whether we can ever know each other.


David Farr is a writer and director. His plays The Danny Crowe Show, Elton John’s Glasses, Night of the Soul, Ramayana, The UN Inspector, The Heart of Robin Hood and a collection of adaptations have all been published by Faber. He was Artistic Director of London’s Gate Theatre from 1995 to 1998, and Joint Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic…

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