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    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.

    Performance dates: 26 Mar 2016 - 26 Mar 2016

    Running time: 1 Hour 35 Minutes

    Age recommendation: 12+ years

    Special notice: 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.

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    SeatPlan Recommends: Sit in the front section of the Stalls in order to avoid any potential obstructions.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    ke1th Top 200 reviewer30 Dec 2016
    nicolae 27 Oct 2016

    Brilliant show. Great cast. Very moving and sad.

    mikeconlan999 15 Oct 2016

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

    amina 28 Apr 2016

    I really enjoyed this play with Kenneth Cranham in it. He was amazing!! He makes you laugh and he makes you weep. At the end of the day, I think he really did play his part very well. The play is very well written. You feel genuinely feel for the character. However, I did find the bright flashing lights and the broken record sounds very very annoying and distractive.

    amina 28 Apr 2016
    Raf Top 50 reviewer14 Apr 2016
    Raf Top 50 reviewer14 Apr 2016
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