Direct from a sold-out season at Kiln Theatre the five star, hit play, THE SON, transfers to the Duke of York’s theatre for ten weeks only from 24 August.
Written by the internationally acclaimed Florian Zeller, lauded by The Guardian as ‘the most exciting playwright of our time’, THE SON is directed by the award-winning Michael Longhurst and forms the final part of the critically acclaimed trilogy with The Father and The Mother.
The Son is booking from 24 August 2019 until 2 November 2019 at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
I’m telling you. I don’t understand what’s happening to me.
Nicolas is going through a difficult phase after his parents’ divorce. He’s listless, skipping school, lying and thinks that moving in with his father and his new family may help. A fresh start. When he doesn’t settle there either, he decides that going back to his mother’s may be the answer. When change feels like the only way to survive, what will he do when the options begin to run out?
WHO’S IN IT? THE SON CAST
The cast features Amanda Abbington Sherlock, John Light North and South, Mary Stuart (West End), Laurie Kynaston Cradel to Grave, Derry Girls, The Ferryman (Gielgud Theatre) and Amaka Okafor Hamlet (Almeida Theatre).
Written by award-winning playwright Florian Zeller (The Height of the Storm, The Lie), translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Michael Longhurst (Caroline or Change, Amadeus, Constellations).
★★★★★ ‘Exceptional. Fizzes with raw emotion’ Daily Mail
★★★★★ ‘This final part of Florian Zeller’s trilogy is the most powerful’ The Times
★★★★★ ‘A compulsive, involving, emotionally stirring evening – theatre’s answer to a page-turner’ The Observer
★★★★★ ‘A devastating visceral impact’ The Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘One of the finest plays of the past decade’ Sunday Express
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Florian Zeller’s acclaimed play ‘The Son‘ will transfer to London’s West End for a limited 10-week season at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
The five-star production transfers from a sold-out season at Kiln Theatre, where the cast included Amanda Abbington Sherlock, John Light North and South, Mary Stuart (West End), Laurie Kynaston Cradel to Grave, Derry Girls, The Ferryman (Gielgud Theatre), Oseloka Obi Timbuktu (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Amaka Okafor Hamlet (Almeida Theatre) and Martin Turner A Very English Murder, Medea (National Theatre). Casting for the West End transfer is to be announced.
The Son forms the final part of the critically acclaimed trilogy with The Father and The Mother and is an exploration of family dynamics, charting the upheaval of divorce, adolescence and teen depression.
Written by the internationally acclaimed French playwright Florian Zeller, lauded by The Guardian as ‘the most exciting playwright of our time’, the play is translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by the award-winning Michael Longhurst.
The Son is booking from 24 August until 2 November 2019 at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London.