The final part of the trilogy, The Son, transfers to the West End with a flurry of four and five star reviews from a sold-out opening at Kilburn's Kiln Theatre. Critics enthused about a 'compulsive, involving, emotionally stirring' experience (The Observer), heralding the the final part of the trliogy 'the most powerful of all' (The Times).
Translated from French to English by Christopher Hampton, the drama follows teenage Nicholas as he struggles to come to terms with his parents' divorce. He's withdrawn, rebellious and increasingly opaque with the truth. In need of a fresh start, Nicholas decides to move in with his father, who's got a new family set-up. When that doesn't work, he goes back to his mum. Caught between opposing parents, Nicholas starts to run out of options.
After impressing at the Kiln Theatre, Sherlock's Amanda Abingdon will reprise her role alongside rising star Laurie Kynaston, who was last on the West End stage in The Ferryman.
Director Michael Longhurst, who has just taken over as head of the Donmar Warehouse, oversees a slick and precise production, which emphasises the raw emotion of Zeller's dialogue.
Tickets for The Son at Duke of York's Theatre are now on sale. Click here to book.
|What||The Son, Duke of York's Theatre|
|Where||Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
24 Aug 19 – 02 Nov 19, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|