Initial casting has been announced for Farewell Mister Haffmann at the Ustinov in Bath Theatre Royal.
Alexander Hanson (Auf Wiedersehen Pet, London’s Burning), Lisa Dillon (Cambridge Spies, Cranford) and Ciarán Owens (Peaky Blinders, Father Brown) will star in the English language world premiere productin of Jean-Philippe Daguerre’s Farewell Mister Haffmann, one of France’s most succesful new plays.
Translated by Jeremy Sams, this new play is directed by Lindsay Posner and runs at the Ustinov in Bath Theatre Royal from 24 August to 23 September 2023.
The French play Adieu Monsieur Haffman by Jean-Philippe Daguerre has been a commercial and critical success in France, winning four Molière Awards, including Best New Play. It has been one of the longest running plays in France and was recently made into a film starring Daniel Auteil.
Jean-Philippe Daguerre said today, “It’s an honour to collaborate with this esteemed team bringing my play to life for the first time in the English language. It’s such a wonderful gift as a playwright, and I cannot wait to see the production.”
Lindsay Posner added, “Set in Nazi occupied Paris Farewell Mister Haffmann provides an entertaining and moving exploration of individual and collective moral dilemmas. This play’s political relevance cannot be over-estimated.”