Alex Ferns and June Watson in The Father at Trafalgar Studios 2
Emily Dobbs, Thomas Coombes and Barnaby Sax Also Part of the Cast in the Upcoming Production
The Trafalgar Studios 2 will welcome The Father from March 2015, Laurie Slade’s updated version of August Strindberg’s 1887 original. The venue is currently the home of Moses Raine’s Donkey Heart, with Clara Brennan’s Boa set to replace it next month, and now audiences have the opportunity to see the likes of Alex Ferns on the stage as he and many other talented cast members take to the stage of the Whitehall location.
The Father is Strindberg’s 1887 play that focuses on the repercussions of a disagreement between Laura and her husband Captain Adolph. She tells him that he is not the father of their daughter Bertha, but she does so because she does not want the Captain to have any say over her future, with the two at odds over her education. This sets in motion a full battle between the two as a doctor becomes involved and madness ensues.
The play has been seen in the capital on various other occasions with Strindberg’s Swedish original translated on numerous occasions and inviting numerous well known actors to the role of the Captain and more. This version, by Laurie Slade, was first introduced in 2012.
Alex Ferns will portray the Captain on this occasion and he does so as an actor who has regularly appeared onscreen, as well as in South Pacific at the Barbican Theatre in 2011. His credits include EastEnders, for which he is well known as the character of Trevor Morgan, as well as 24: Live Another Day and films such as Shadow Man.
For The Father he stars alongside June Watson, Thomas Coombes, Emily Dobbs and Barnaby Sax.
June Watson has appeared in numerous episodes of Holby City, as well as Doctors and The Cafe, whilst also making it to the screen in 102 Dalmatians and to the stage in the likes of Smaller at the Lyric Theatre in 2006 and Mary Stuart at the Apollo Theatre in 2005.
Directed by Abbey Wright, The Father runs at the Trafalgar Studios 2 from Wednesday 11th March 2015 to Saturday 11th April 2015.