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The Son Tickets

The Son Tickets

24 Aug 2019 - 2 Nov 2019

The Son Information

Florian Zeller's latest play The Son transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre fresh from its English language premiere at the Kiln Theatre, formerly the Tricycle Theatre. Directed by Michael Longhurst (Caroline, or Change, Amadeus), The Son stars Amanda Abbington. 

As a family breaks down, a son begins to unravel. Nicolas is skipping school, lying to his family, hiding strange objects under his mattress. Is this typical teenager behaviour or a warning sign of hopelessness? 

The Son transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre from 24th August to 2nd November, with tickets are now on sale.

The highly anticipated UK premiere The Son came to the Kiln as part of its first season under its new name, and follows the sold-out Olivier Award-winning The Father which starred Claire Skinner and  Kenneth Cranham. Longhurst directed Zeller's critically-acclaimed The Mother, while the playwright's other work includes The Lie, The Height of the Storm and The Truth. 

Joining Abbington reprising her role form the original production will be Laurie Kynaston, John Light and Amaka Okafor. The production is translated by Christopher Hampton, and features designs by Lizzie Clachan, lighting by Lee Curran, compositions by Isobel Waller-Bridge, and casting by Amy Ball.

The Son tickets are now on sale.

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Run time

1hr 45mins (no interval)

Opening date

August 24th, 2019

Closing date

November 2nd, 2019


Comedy , Opening, Play


Duke of York's Theatre

Cast and creative

By: Florian Zeller
Songs by: Isobel Waller-Bridge
Director: Michael Longhurst
Cast list: Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, John Light, Amaka Okafo, Martin Turner, Cudjoe Asare.
Design: Lizzie Clachan
Lighting: Lee Curran
Sound: Isobel Waller-Bridge
Other info: Translated by Christopher Hampton

Our review

Everything Florian Zeller puts his pen to seems to end up in the West End, from his Olivier Award-winning play The Father to his recent success with The Height of the Storm, set to transfer to Broadway next week. His latest, The Son, is the first to transfer to the West End from Indhu Rubasingham's recently rebranded Kiln Theatre, and it's a taut, emotive examination of the tragedy of adolescence depression.Nicolas has hit a brick wall. Since his parents divorced, he's been skipping school,...

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The Son

The full cast has been announced for the upcoming West End transfer of Florian Zeller's play The Son, which opens at the Duke of York's Theatre from 2nd September.Transferring from the Kiln Theatre, the play tells the story of a young boy facing the difficult reality of his parents' divorce, who starts skipping school and lying to his family.Directed by Michael Longhurst, Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, John Light, Amaka Okafor and Martin Turner all reprise their roles from the Kiln...

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