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The Father

Running time: 1Hour 32 Mins no interval

The Father

By Florian Zeller
Translated by Christopher Hampton

Starring 2016 Best Actor Olivier Award Winner Kenneth Cranham and Amanda Drew  


The most acclaimed new play of the decade.

Now eighty years old, Andre was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas and he can't find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he's losing control...

The Father is the winner of France's highest theatrical honour, the 2014 Moliere Award for Best Play, and in Christopher Hampton's crisp and witty translation, has dazzled audiences and critics alike at the Theatre Royal Bath, the Tricycle Theatre and the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End. It has received an unprecedented ten five star reviews from major national newspaper critics.

2016 Olivier Award Winner Kenneth Cranham reprises his indelible performance for this tour, direct from the West End.

"Christopher Hampton's most vivid translation..a distinguished rendering of an original drama" - Observer

"My play – and production - of the year. Devastating drama" - Mail on Sunday

"The Father is a revelation, as sharp and surprising a play as you'll see all year" - Times

"The acting is masterly" - Daily Mail

"Florian Zeller's stunning play" - Evening Standard
“A marvel...an unqualified triumph
” - Daily Telegraph

Kenneth Cranham...brilliant” - Times

Kenneth Cranham... superb” - Guardian

Kenneth Cranham...wonderful” - Time Out

A flawless production” - Financial Times

Brilliant...makes your brain hum with the unique potential of theatre” - Independent

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