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NEWS: Florian Zeller’s The Truth transfers to Wyndham’s, 27 Jun

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Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Menier Chocolate Factory Productions today announce the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed production of Florian Zeller’s The Truth following a smash-hit sell out run at the Menier earlier this year, where it broke box office records for a straight play. Lindsay Posner’s production transfers to the Wyndham’s Theatre, for a strictly limited 11 week season – opening on 27 June 2016, with previews from 22 June, and runs until 3 September.

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TICKETS: Mark’s Top Ten recommendations + this week’s openings (15 Feb)

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A Broadway comedy and two British created musicals arrive in the West End this week – one from last summer’s season at Bath’s Theatre Royal, the other after a long stage life of touring regionally and internationally for the last eight years. Will any of them make it to next week’s Top 10 list? This week’s main openings In London: …

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A Florian Zeller hat trick: The Father, The Mother and The Truth

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Is Florian Zeller the new Yasmina Reza? Certainly, he’s the most successful French playwright to hit English shores since Reza, whose 1990s hits – Life x 3, The Unexpected Man and, of course, the long-running (eight years in the West End), starry cast-rotating Art – were followed more recently by 2006’s God of Carnage in […]

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NEWS: Amanda Drew joins Kenneth Cranham in The Father’s West End return

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Full casting has now been announced… Following successful runs at the Theatre Royal Bath, the Tricycle Theatre in London and a West End season at Wyndham’s Theatre, Florian Zeller’s Moliere award-winning play, THE FATHER, will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a limited five-week run, 24 February – 26 March 2016, prior to a national tour.

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NEWS: Gina McKee in The Mother, UK premiere of The Invisible Hand at Tricycle

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With her world premiere production of Marcus Gardley’s A Wolf in Snakeskin Shoes in previews from this week, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, today announces the company’s 2016 spring/summer season. The season opens with the transfer of Florian Zeller’s The Mother, starring Gina McKee (pictured), from Theatre Royal Bath, following the critically acclaimed run of Zeller’s The Father …

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Don’t forget: Memory play The Father affects us all

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It’s the last chance this week to catch the French playwright Florian Zeller’s mind-bending play The Father, in which the father of the title (played with heart-rending bluster and vulnerability by Kenneth Cranham) and his descent into dementia has unsettling consequences for all around him – and all watching. After its limited season at London’s Tricycle Theatre, The Father has returned for one final week at Theatre Royal Bath, where it had its English language premiere last year and where it follows the UK premiere this year of Zeller’s earlier companion piece The Mother (which was first seen in France in 2010, two years before The Father).