Florian Zeller’s puzzles of the mind (The Father, The Mother, The Son, The Height of the Storm) continue to baffle audiences in his new play, The Forest, now in residence at Hampstead’s main house.
Like being given a jigsaw with no corner pieces, the challenges of putting together what is happening in Florian Zeller’s The Forest means it is hardly worth the trip to the Hampstead Theatre.
Florian Zeller’s superbly anti-naturalistic play is a philosophical puzzle that dissects our existential solitude.
On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the world premiere of Florian Zeller’s new play The Forest, directed by Jonathan Kent and starring Toby Stephens at London’s Hampstead Theatre.
The play follows Pierre, a successful surgeon who’s married and the father of a grown-up daughter, as he juggles his professional and family life with having a mistress.
The French novelist-turned-playwright Florian Zeller hit the British theatre scene a few years ago with two comedies: The Lie and The Truth, which at the time I described as “a punch-in-the-guts, cruelly affectionate, whip-smart ninety-minute treat”.
It has been an extraordinarily fruitful partnership between writer Florian Zeller and translator-playwright Christopher Hampton over the past few years with adaptations of Zeller’s disconnected family saga The Father, The Mother and The Son.
Paul McGann and Kerrie Taylor, among others, shine in Bad Nights and Odd Days, a set of four short plays by Caryl Churchill at Greenwich Theatre.
If he’s growing a bit weary of the barrage of questions by the time I arrive, he doesn’t show it. In fact he is as relaxed as they come, with an easygoing manner, affable charm and a warm sense of humour.
Paul McGann and Belinda Lang star in the 20th anniversary production of Moira Buffini’s Gabriel, which launches a UK tour from Richmond Theatre in March.
Paul McGann will make his UK theatre tour debut in Kate McGregor’s production of Moira Buffini’s Gabriel, opening at Richmond Theatre on 28 March 2016 and visiting Liverpool, Theatre Clwyd, Windsor and Guildford.