Age Restriction: Recomended: Ages 12+
The Duke of York’s Theatre, in a year that has already seen it welcome shows like Goodnight Mr Tom, steps up as the new home of the one of the most critically adored productions to emerge in recent times. Florian Zeller’s masterpiece The Father is set to appear at the venue in the autumn and it will see some well known actors appear on the stage, including the renowned Kenneth Cranham, reprising his role as Andre.
The show has previously been seen at London’s Tricycle Theatre and the Wyndham’s Theatre, both locations in which it built up its well-deserved reputation. Now it heads to the Duke of York’s, where it will undoubtedly attract a great deal of attention.
The story centres on the character of Andre (Cranham), an 80 year old man who begins to feel as though he is losing control of the world around him. He remembers that he used to be a tap dancer and he now lives with his daughter Anne and her husband, but that might not be correct. He might actually have had a completely different career and he might not live with his daughter at all.
James Macdonald directs the production, having previously found success with works like Exiles at the National Theatre. He was also the Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre from the 1990s to 2007.
But it is the presence of Kenneth Cranham which will undoubtedly attract a great deal of theatregoers when it opens in February 2016.The performer is an Oliver and Tony-nominated actor whose credits include Entertaining Mr Sloane in the West End and films like Maleficent. He will also be a familiar face for those headed to the Duke of York’s thanks to his work in Shine On Harvey Moon in the 1980s.
And with The Father he delves into a heartbreaking drama that has won over minds at other locations like the Ustinov Studio in Bath.
The Father begins performances at the Duke of York’s Theatre in February 2016.
|Booking From:||Friday, 25th March 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 26th March 2016|
|Running Time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Age Restriction:||Recomended: Ages 12+|
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