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One of Knightmare's original cast members stars in a one-man play about Ernest Hemingway.

Death of a Hunter is being performed for the first time in English at London's Finborough Theatre from 1-17 April. Originally written in German by Rolf Hochhuth, it follows the last hour of American author Ernest Hemingway's life.

'Unable to write anymore, Ernest Hemingway fights his last and loneliest battle as he tries to find the courage to commit suicide. He confronts his demons, questions old certainties and comes face to face with the ghosts of his past...'

Edmund Dehn was the playwright's actor of choice for the role. In Knightmare Series 1 and 2 he played Gumboil the guard, Igneous the wall monster, the Giant and the Automatum. In performing at the Finborough Theatre, he's returning to the site of some of his earliest professional stage work.

He's also following in the footsteps of Cliff Barry (Lissard, Raptor and Brother Strange in Series 7 and 8), who has previously appeared in a one-man play (You All Know Me, I'm Jack Ruby!).

Update 5 April: The reviews are in and they're very impressive...

'Powerful fare which Dehn delivers with aplomb ... a virtuoso performance' Close-up Culture

'The subject matter could easily have led to a performance of unremitting gloom, but thanks to the dynamic direction of Anthony Shrubsall and the luminous performance of Dehn, it is riveting and ultimately uplifting' ICN

'The actor couldn't be a better fit for the character: from his looks to his walk, he is one with the writer himself.' BWW

'Superbly acted by Edmund Dehn, is basically everything we hope for when we go to small scale theatre such as the Finborough' Ian Louis Harris

'Edmund Dehn is transfixing as Hemingway; he plays him with a great weightiness that leaves the audience hanging on every word' The Upcoming

'An accomplished and polished performance that at times takes your breath away' London Pub Theatres

Find out more about Death a Hunter and book tickets

You can also follow Edmund Dehn on Twitter and watch his showreel:

 

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