A searing play about dementia
There are echoes of Shakespeare's King Lear as the titular father's relationship with his daughter becomes mediated by madness, but the audience share in this loss of control, as different actors play the same parts and any single thread of narrative is fractured. Christopher Hampton's terse translation maintains the understated, unsettlingly dark humour of the French script and director James McDonald's production imbues the taunting trickery of memories by repeating but shifting the same musical interlude.
|What||The Father, 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 Feb 16 – 26 Mar 16, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£20 - £49.50|
|Website||Click here to book via London Theatres|