The Father

Venue: 
Duke of York's Theatre
Location: 
West End

Cast includes Kenneth Cranham as Andre Now 80 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.

By: 
Florian Zeller in a new translation by Christopher Hampton
Director: 
James Macdonald
The Father Schedule
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 24 February, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 26 March, 2016
Address:
45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

Our Review

I may only be in my mid twenties but Alzheimer's scares me to death. It's a topic, along with similar mental degenerative diseases that doesn't get enough support or awareness, yet Florian Zeller's play explores the issue so effectively that it becomes a bleak sort of 'must see'.

This was a difficult watch, and I don't fully understand who would pay to sit through this as entertainment... Read more

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