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The Father

 A Tragic Farce 

Winner of the 2014 Molière award for France’s best play.


Mar 16th to 23rd 2019

A play by Florian Zeller. Translated by Christopher Hampton.

“Ingenious Alzheimer’s drama with echoes of Lear . . . .enlarges our understanding and extends the boundaries of compassion.” Michael Billington. The Guardian  

 Described as a "savagely honest study of dementia", ‘The Father’ makes us see things as if through the confused eyes of Andre, as he struggles to make sense of a progressively befuddling world. Sound grim? It’s not. It’s a play that constantly confounds expectations and works almost like a thriller, with a sinister Pinteresque edge, as complete strangers keep on turning up in Andre’s flat. There are strong echoes of ‘King Lear’, both in the impending madness and the father-daughter relationships, but there is also comedy in a situation that has its farcical elements even as the tragedy unfolds. 

For more information about this production please contact the Artistic Director via the email address

This amateur production of "The Father (Hampton/Zeller)" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD. 


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