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The Father

October 16, 2014 @ 7:45 pm - November 15, 2014 @ 7:45 pm

£14.50 – £19.50

WINNER OF THREE MOLIERE AWARDS INCLUDING BEST PLAY 2014

Now 80 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 fi nd his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control.

Author of this intriguing and compelling black comedy, Florian Zeller, has been hailed as “one of the hottest literary talents in France” (independent). The Father (Le Père) is the winner of the 2014 Moliere Award for Best Play. The Molieres are considered France’s highest theatrical honour.

Nominated for a Tony Award for Stephen Daldry’s An Inspector Calls on Broadway, Kenneth Cranham’s numerous stage credits also include The Cherry Orchard at the National Theatre, The Homecoming at the Almeida and West End productions of Entertaining Mr Sloane, Loot,

The Birthday Party and Gaslight. Screen credits range from the title role in Shine on Harvey Moon to Maleficent, Hot Fuzz, Oliver! and Hellbound: Hellraiser II.

 Christopher Hampton has translated plays by ibsen, Molière, Chekhov and yasmina Reza (including Art and Life x 3). He won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the adaptation of his own play, Dangerous Liaisons. He was nominated again in 2007 for adapting ian McEwan’s novel Atonement. His television work includes adaptations of The History Man and Hotel du Lac.

James Macdonald has worked extensively Off Broadway where he was recently the winner of the 2014 Obie Award for Best Director for Love and Information. He was Associate Director of the Royal Court from 1992 to 2007 and his numerous credits range from Cock, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You and the European and US tours of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis to Exiles at the National Theatre and Glengarry Glen Ross in the West End.

 

Details

Start:
October 16, 2014 @ 7:45 pm
End:
November 15, 2014 @ 7:45 pm
Cost:
£14.50 – £19.50
Event Category:

Venue

Theatre Royal Ustinov Studio –
Sawclose,
Bath, BA1 1ET United Kingdom
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Phone:
01225 448844

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