The Son

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The UK premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Son will transfer to the West End this August. The Son will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre from August 24, with original cast members reprising their roles.

The third instalment of a trilogy which includes The Mother and The Father, The Son was first performed at the Kiln Theatre earlier this year. The show is the first West End transfer of the reopened theatre, and received high acclaim.

The Son follows teenager Nicolas, who just two years ago was a happy boy. After his parents’ divorce, Nicolas finds himself skipping classes and lying. He moves in with his father; a fresh start and a different school. But when he doesn’t feel comfortable there, he believes moving back with his mother may be the answer. But soon enough, options are going to run out for Nicolas – and what then?

Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, John Light, and Amaka Okafor reprise their roles in the drama.

The Son is written by Florian Zeller, a French novelist and playwright who has received high acclaim for his plays. In 2017 he was awarded an Olivier Award for his comedy The Truth, and last year his new play The Height of the Storm played to rave reviews in London’s West End. It was recently announced that Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins would star in a film adaptation of The Father, which would be directed by Zeller himself.

This production of The Son is translated by Christopher Hampton.

A gripping drama which explores family life, don’t miss out on this West End transfer. The Son at the Duke of York’s Theatre London plays from August 24th, with an official opening night on September 2nd.

Child Friendly?

The age recommendation of The Son is 14+

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