The Son
The Son

The Son Tickets

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.

Photo credit: Marc Brenner

The Son running time: 
1 hour 45 minutes
9 images
Florian Zeller
Michael Longhurst
Songs by:
Isobel Waller-Bridge
Lee Curran
Isobel Waller-Bridge
Lizzie Clachan
Cast list:
Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, John Light, Amaka Okafo, Martin Turner, Cudjoe Asare.
Other info:
Translated by Christopher Hampton

Duke of York's Theatre

104 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square
Seating Plan:

The Son Customer reviews

Our The Son 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... Read more

Latest The Son News & Features

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Full casting announced for Florian Zeller’s The Son in the West End
Thursday, 08 August, 2019

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 production for the 10-week run.

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Florian Zeller's The Son to transfer to West End from Kiln Theatre
Wednesday, 08 May, 2019

Florian Zeller’s play The Son is set to transfer to the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre following its English-language premiere as part of the first season at the newly rebranded Kiln Theatre. Directed by Michael Longhurst, who recently announced his first season taking over at the Donmar Warehouse, the play starred Amanda Abbington as Anne, Laurie Kynaston as Nicholas and John Light as Pierre as it told the story of Nicholas’ parents going through a divorce. Along with Amaka Okafor, the cast will reprise their roles for the West End production. 

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