Florian Zeller's The Son to transfer to West End from Kiln Theatre

The Son

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. 

It follows Zeller’s previous hit plays The Father, The Mother, The Truth, The Lie, and The Height of the Storm, which played in London and, like The Son, translated by Christopher Hampton.

The Son will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 24th August to 2nd November. 

The production, which is the first West End transfer since Indhu Rubasingham rebranded the Tricycle to the Kiln Theatre, will feature designs by Lizzie Calachan, lighting by Lee Curran, sound and compositions by Isobel Waller-Bridge.

Florian Zeller has won several Moliere Awards (the French equivalent to the Olivier Awards) for his plays, and received Olivier nominations for The Father and The Truth. 

The Son transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre from 24th August to 2nd November. 

The Son tickets are on sale now.

Photo credit: Marc Brenner

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