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Duke of York's Theatre

Kenneth Cranham reprises his role as Andre in Florian Zeller’s award-winning play The Father. After a hugely successful run at Wyndham’s, The Father returns to the West End before embarking on an extensive UK tour.

Kenneth Cranham continues in the title role of Florian Zeller’s tragicomedy The Father, which transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre after a critically commended run at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Directed by James McDonald (Bakkhai, Almedia), The Father is a study of the isolating effects of dementia on families and is set to embark on a UK tour.

Previously running at Bath’s Ustinov Studio and London’s Tricycle Theatre, The Father received unprecedented critical acclaim as well as earning three Moliere Awards including Best Play. The run at the Wyndham’s, which starred Claire Skinner as daughter Anne, earned the production five star reviews from national press and quickly became the show to see.

The Father follows the day to day life of the elderly Andre, who struggles to remember his past and present. Alienated by the onslaught of dementia, Andre becomes increasingly aware that he is becoming a burden to his daughter Anne but is entirely unaware of why. Told entirely from the perspective of Andre, the audience are too plunged into a world of confusion which is, at times, distressing, as evermore frustrating situations take place.

Cranham has extensive stage credits on Broadway and the West End, including The Cherry Orchard, The Homecoming, Loot and Entertaining Mr Sloane, and was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in Broadway’s An Inspector Calls. Amanda Drew takes over the role of Anne from Claire Skinner, having previously featured in Enron and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Rebecca Charles, Brian Doherty, Daniel Flynn and Jade Williams also join the cast. The creative time include set design by Miriam Buether, lighting by Guy Hoare and sound by Christopher Shutt.

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Performance dates:
26 Mar 2016 - 26 Mar 2016
Running time:
1 hour and 35 minutes.
Age recommendation:
12+ years
Audience Notes:
Those who missed the production at the Wyndham’s now have the opportunity to see it at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Fans of gripping dramas will enjoy this revealing production.

Latest Audience Reviews

I really enjoyed this play with Kenneth Cranham in it. He was amazing!! He makes you laugh and he... More

Brilliant show. Great cast. Very moving and sad.

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