The Father Makes West End Return for Limited Run
It has been announced that Kenneth Cranham will reprise his role as Andre in Florian Zeller’s The Father. The actor will again play the confused 80 year old who believes he is a retired tap dancer living with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine – or is his daughter planning to abandon him to live in London with her lover Pierre? As the story unfolds we experience his frustration first hand as he tries to get to grips with his condition and losing control of the world around him.
The play has already had successful runs at the Theatre Royal Bath and Tricycle Theatre in London before opening for a season at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre where it again proved popular amongst audiences and critics alike. Directed by James Macdonald in a new translation by Christopher Hampton, the limited five week run will open on 24th February at the Duke of York’s Theatre before heading off on a national tour.
Kenneth Cranham’s stage credits include The Homecoming at the Almeida and West End productions, The Cherry Orchard at the National Theatre as well as appearing in Entertaining Mr Sloan and Loot. The actor was also nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Stephen Daldry’s An Inspector Calls on Broadway. Off stage he has starred in a number of popular films such as Layer Cake, Maleficent and Hot Fuzz.
Described as “stunning” and “quietly devastating” in a review by The Evening Standard, The Father should be on all avid theatregoers’ list of things to see in 2016.