Plays by Anthony Weigh

Welcome Home, Captain Fox!

Faber and Faber
Type: Text

It's the legendary hot summer of 1959 and while the Cold War rages and America tunes into I Love Lucy, Captain Jack Fox – believed missing in action in the fields of France fifteen years before – is about to be reunited with his family in the Hamptons.

But is this really Jack Fox? And if it isn't, who is this man? And why are there twenty-two other families so intent on claiming him as their own?

A comedy of identity, lost and found, based on Jean Anouilh's 1937 play, Le Voyageur sans bagage, Anthony Weigh's Welcome Home, Captain Fox! premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in February 2016.

Anthony Weigh's plays include The Middle Man (Bush, 66 Books, October 2011); The Flooded Grave (Bush, 2009 and Latitude Festival, 2011); (I'm in) Brooklyn, (not Dagenham Parkway) (Arcola/Miniaturists 2010); Like a Fishbone (Bush, Sydney Theatre Company, 2010); 2000 Feet Away (Bush, Belvoir Theatre, Sydney, Steep Theatre, Chicago) and Welcome Home, Captain Fox! (Donmar Warehouse 2016). Adaptations include The Silence of the Sea (Donmar/Trafalgar Studios, 2013) and Yerma (Hull Tuck/Gate, 2011).