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Duke of Yorks Theatre, London4.5122 reviews
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The most acclaimed new play of the decade, The Father, transfers to Duke of Yorks​

Now eighty years old, Andre was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas and he can't find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he's losing control...

The Father is the winner of France's highest theatrical honour, the 2014 Moliere Award for Best Play, and in Christopher Hampton's crisp and witty translation, has dazzled audiences and critics alike at the Theatre Royal Bath and the Tricycle Theatre. It has received an unprecedented eight five star reviews from major national newspaper critics.

WINNER! Critics Circle Theatre Awards, Best Actor - Kenneth Cranham reprises his unforgettable performance for thirty eight performances only. Amanda Drew plays the Daughter.

★★★★★ "My play – and production - of the year. Devastating drama" - Mail on Sunday

★★★★★ "The Father is a revelation, as sharp and surprising a play as you'll see all year" - Times

★★★★★ "The acting is masterly" - Daily Mail

★★★★★ ‘Stunning…quietly devastating’ Evening Standard


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Additional Information

Running time

95 minutes, no interval. Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm

Performance dates

24 February to 26 March 2016

Venue Information

Duke of Yorks TheatreSt Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG

Group Pricing

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Special Offer

The Father Ticket Offer Details

Up to 40% off Price band A and B. Price Band reduced to £32.50 and Band B reduced to £25. Valid all performances.

Press Night 1st March.

Customer Reviews

122 reviews4.5

Eirini Tsianaka29th March

Interesting plot and emotional play. The play portraits accurately the complexities of elderly life and family relationships.

Beaven Fernandes29th March

Relevant topic. Intelligent script. Great acting.

Paul O'Mahony27th March

Loved the performance but disappointed with the theatre - late comers allowed in and interrupting the show; a poor lady with a cough was allowed out but then brought back in and left standing right behind my seat coughing and coughing all the way through the rest of the performance - great sympathy for her but I would have let her sit in her original seat. Also a lot of noise from the staff at the back of the theatre transmitted through to the audience - very disappointed overall.

Claire Wilkins27th March

Beautifully tragic story with the right amount of humour to keep you from crying the entire time.

Judith Moore27th March

Excellent depiction of a very sensitive subject

Shevki Mehmet27th March

Very emotional and powerful.

Carol Woodman25th March

I really enjoyed this play though found it quite challenging because it gave the audience an insight how it feels to suffer from dementia. The acting was excellent and was given a standing ovation

fiona Brady25th March

Excellent Kenneth graham gives the performance of a lifetime. A real insight into dementia etc

Sylvia Muir25th March

Very moving intriguing and a little worrying at my age Marvellous performance from Kenneth Cranham HOWEVER I was very lucky to get to see this play as my tickets,ordered online ,were posted from Prague with a Czech Republic postmark and I nearly threw the unopened envelope straight into the bin regarding it as another piece of junk mail Seems an extraordinary way of mailing and no mention on website Regards Sylvia Muir

MR W S DUFF25th March

Gets to the heart of a difficult issue excellent acting!

Annie Page25th March

An excellent and powerful production

Susan Sheibani23rd March

A very insightful and well delivered play. The cast were excellent and Kenneth Cranham was sublime as usual. A big thank you to everyone involved in this production.