Death of a Hunter by Rolf Hochhuth

– Full Play

DEATH OF A HUNTER is a newly commissioned English-language adaptation of Rolf Hochhuth’s 1975 one-man play TOD EINES JÄGERS, a theatrical exploration of Ernest Hemingway’s final hour.

On a trip to Hamburg in 2016, And Tomorrow founders Edmund Dehn and Anthony Shrubsall saw Torsten Münchow’s performance as Hemingway in Peter Thiers’ German-language adaptation of Hochhuth’s epic play.

Returning to England, and encouraged by Münchow, Thiers and Hochhuthhimself, Edmund and Anthony commissioned writer and translator Peter Sutton to translate the script into English.

DEATH OF A HUNTER previewed at Theater Auf’m Kahn in Berlin in September 2017,

in repertoire with Torsten Münchow’s performance of the German-language version, directed by Anthony and with Edmund in the lead role.

It received its UK premiere on 2nd April 2018, directed by Anthony Shrubsall and produced by Sarah Lawrie in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre in West London.

In Spring 2019, it played at the Brighton Fringe Festival to 4 * reviews and in Autumn 2020 it streamed for a month on the Finborough Theatre’s YouTube channel.

The successful run of Death of a Hunter on youtube in association with the Finborough Theatre has now finished. 


“Dehn convincingly portrays a man tortured by memories of his father who also committed suicide.”⭐⭐⭐⭐


“The direction from Anthony Shrubsall and set and costume by Holly Maples are completely aligned with the wider purpose of this piece: to ultimately show the hysteria and mental instability that rendered Hemingway unable to write.”  ⭐⭐⭐⭐


 “We see a detailed and complex portrait of a tortured genius”

 The Upcoming ⭐⭐⭐⭐


“The actor couldn’t be a better fit for the character”

 Broadway World ⭐⭐⭐⭐


 “Beautifully contrived”

 Reviews gate ⭐⭐⭐⭐


 “A remarkable piece of acting” 

Close Up Culture⭐⭐⭐⭐


 “Dehn channels Hemingway’s robust persona – fearless and self-critical”

Breaking The Fourth Wall ⭐⭐⭐⭐


“Superbly acted…basically everything we had hoped for”


“Riveting and ultimately uplifting” 

Catholic News


Draws you into Hemingway’s world with tremendous ease” 

London Pub Theatres