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THE FATHER – Touring

In Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Helen McWilliamsLeave a Comment

A phenomenal and innovative piece which it would have been a travesty to have missed. Actor Kenneth Cranham demonstrated just why he won that Best Actor gong at this year’s Olivier Awards. Florian Zeller’s play, translated by Christopher Hampton, is a masterpiece and not only highlights dementia from a carer’s and family member’s point of view, but the journey that it takes the sufferer on.

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NEWS: Gypsy, Kinky Boots & Dench among big #OlivierAwards winners

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Dame Judi Dench wins record eighth award – receiving more Olivier Awards for acting than any other performer Chichester Festival Theatre’s transfer of Gypsy wins the most awards this year for a single production, including Best Actress in a Musical for Imelda Staunton and Best Musical Revival Kenneth Cranham and Denise Gough win Best Actor and Best Actress National Theatre …

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THE FATHER – West End & touring

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With three Olivier Nominations just announced, Florian Zeller’s modern French masterpiece The Father and its remarkable insight into the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease makes a four-week return to the West End. Translated by Christopher Hampton, himself unrivalled in capturing the nuances of French prose for an English audience, this one-act journey thrusts us into the world of the ageing André, whose mind has succumbed to the ravages of the disease.

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

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

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: Hangmen, Bend It Like Beckham, The Father & other Critics’ Circle Award winners, tickets on sale

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Kenneth Cranham awarded Best Actor for “the role of a lifetime” Denise Gough awarded Best Actress only three years after winning Most Promising Newcomer Bend It Like Beckham wins Best Musical Robert Icke awarded Best Director for Oresteia  The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2015 were hosted today, Tuesday 26th January 2016, by the Critics’ Circle Drama Section Chairman (and My Theatre …

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Critics’ Circle Award winners include Judi Dench: Are they the only ones that make sense anymore?

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, News, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Hangmen, Judi Dench, Bend It Like Beckham, Oresteia are among the winners… The annual best of lists are always a good indication of who’s likely to triumph at the Critics’ Circle Awards, which were presented this afternoon at the Delfont Room in the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre. Understandably so as it’s critics who, by and large, draw up those lists and critics only – voting by secret, first-past-the-post ballot – who determine the Critics’ Circle Awards.

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NEWS: Menier stages UK premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Truth, 16 Mar

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With Funny Girl running at its home base in Southwark and preparing for a West End transfer (to the Savoy Theatre), Close To You – Bacharach Reimagined in the West End (at the Criterion Theatre), and The Color Purple on Broadway, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the UK premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Truth in a new version by Christopher Hampton. The production runs 10 March to 7 May 2016, with a press night on 16 March.

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NEWS: Kenneth Cranham reprises The Father in West End & on tour

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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, 24thFebruary – 26th March 2016, prior to a national tour.