Chris Foxon

Theatre Producer


Papatango on a national tour, 2018

"An outstanding performance of a memorable and moving look at nature and nurture and what family really means." Dominic Maxwell, The Times Critic's Choice starstarstarstar


"A great subject for a play - an emotional tug-of-war." Kate Kellaway, The Observer  starstarstarstar

"A phenomenal performance. Beautifully acted, fantastically directed, and like nothing you've seen before." Broadway World starstarstarstarstar



Papatango New Writing Prize 2017

"A play of muted joy and ache that penetrates to the bone. A stealthy little heartbreaker." Sam Marlowe, The Times starstarstarstar

"Brimming with quiet insight and sympathetic humour." Paul Taylor, The Independent  starstarstarstar

"Makes a big impression." Henry Hitchings, The Evening Standard starstarstarstar

"Powered by two captivating performances, a tender, lovely piece of theatre." Time Out starstarstarstar

"Funny, adorable, elegiac, brimming with gentle humour and bursting with heart." The Stage starstarstarstar



Papatango New Writing Prize 2016

"Seduces us with myth and theatrical magic." Miriam Gillinson, Time Out starstarstarstar

"Richly atmospheric and very well-acted." Michael Billington, The Guardian starstarstarstar

"Dazzlingly acted...fine, subtle and important piece of theatre." Broadway World starstarstarstarstar

"Exemplary." The Morning Star starstarstarstarstar



Papatango at the Arcola Theatre 2016

"A simmering tension mounts [in] Sumbwanyambe's notable debut play, presented by those remarkable unearthers of new talent, Papatango." Fiona Mountford, The Evening Standard starstarstarstar

"A debut of astonishing maturity...a rare discovery." The Times starstarstarstar

"Beautifully crafted...echoes of Chekhov." Hackney Gazette starstarstarstar

"A writer of terrific potential." Daily Telegraph

"A beautiful production of a promising debut." The Stage



Papatango New Writing Prize 2015

"The Papatango New Writing Prize has unearthed some outstanding writers. James Rushbrooke shows similar promise [in] a good, taut, intelligent play that raises all manner of questions." Michael Billington, The Guardian

"A tense affair [which] exerts a real grip...ambitious, question-raising." Natasha Tripney, The Stage

"It conjures real danger...Rushbrooke's writing sidles up to this futuristic - though far from far-fetched - society with impeccable control." Matt Trueman, WhatsOnStage



Trafalgar Studios 2015 

"Terrific, bickering, bustling with energy and drop-dead humour." Paul Taylor, The Independent starstarstarstar

"Funny, touching...remarkable." Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph starstarstarstar

"Both hugger mugger and delicate, Nina Raine's production amplifies her brother's exceptional talent." Susannah Clapp, The Observer starstarstarstar

"Keenly observed, quirky, funny writing is brought to vivid life by a superb cast...compelling." Georgina Brown, The Mail on Sunday starstarstarstar



Papatango New Writing Prize 2014

"Poignant and engaging." David Hennessy, The Irish World starstarstarstarstar

"There seems to be a real buzz building around Coolatully...Comparisons with McPherson's The Weir may not be a million miles off." The Irish Post starstarstarstar

"How rich the writing, how meticulous and atmospheric the production, how outstanding the acting." Matt Trueman, Time Out



Old Red Lion Theatre 2014

"A superb cast...charming." Henry Hitchings, The Evening Standard starstarstarstar

"An eloquent, heartfelt production [with] too many gorgeous performances to list."Time Out Critics' Choice starstarstarstar

"Fascinating." Michael Coveney, WhatsOnStage starstarstarstar



Papatango New Writing Prize 2013/Milano Playwriting Festival 2015

"Sharp, savvy and beguiling...a writer of huge promise." Dominic Maxwell, The Times 

"A blessedly unsensational play on a deeply serious subject." Michael Billington, The Guardian starstarstarstar

"An amazing debut to a writing career." WhatsOnStage starstarstarstar



Trafalgar Studios 2013

"Audacious, amusing and verbally dazzling...the most verbally arresting play on the London stage." Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

"Like Pinter but without the pauses...a bravura performance, remarkably expressed." The Times

" of the rawest and most confronting plays currently showing on the West End. A must-see." The Australian Times



Papatango New Writing Prize 2012

"Louise Monaghan's play knocks spots off much of the new writing I have seen." Michael Billington, The Guardian starstarstarstar

“New writing talent alongside a stellar cast…This fantastic production will hopefully ensure Monaghan a future place on the London stage.” WhatsOnStage starstarstarstar


The Fear of Breathing

Finborough Theatre 2012/Akasaka Red Theatre, Tokyo 2013

“Essential viewing.” Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph starstarstarstar

“An electrifying, visceral experience.” Tom Wicker, Time Out Critics’ Choice starstarstarstar

“Genuinely enlightening…a play of extraordinary power.” Paul Taylor, The Independent starstarstarstar

“Electric staging, eloquent, harrowing testimony...builds to an urgent, confrontational climax.” Claire Allfree, Metro starstarstarstar

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