Kenneth Cranham returns in The Father at Duke of York's Theatre

Kenneth Cranham returns in The Father at Duke of York's Theatre

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    Kenneth Cranham will reprise his critically acclaimed role in The Father at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 24 February to 26 March 2016.

    The most acclaimed new play of the decade returns to the West End stage following a sell-out season at the Wyndham’s Theatre in 2015. The Father transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre for a 5-week run, starring Tony Award nominee Cranham for just 38 performances only.

    Produced by Theatre Royal Bath and directed by James Macdonald, The Father earned a host of five star reviews from The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Times, Guardian, Mail On Sunday, Observer, Daily Mail, Sunday Telegraph, Evening Standard and Financial Times.

    Now eighty years old, Andre (Cranham) 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…

    ***** ‘Stunning…quietly devastating’ Evening Standard
    ***** ‘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
    ***** ‘A marvel…an unqualified triumph’ Daily Telegraph
    ***** ‘Christopher Hampton's immaculate translation, James Macdonald's meticulous production, Kenneth Cranham's magnificent performance’ Observer