As The Father prepares to return to the West End for a limited run at the Duke of York’s Theatre, further casting has been announced for the production. the_father

Running at the theatre for a limited five week season from the 24th February, it has been announced that joining Kenneth Cranham in the cast will be: Amanda Drew, Rebecca Charles, Brian Doherty, Daniel Flynn and Jade Williams.

Kenneth Cranham recently won the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Actor for the 2015 performances, reprises his role as Andre for the latest run.

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…

Kenneth Cranham’s previous credits also include: The Cherry Orchard at the National Theatre, The Homecoming at the Almeida Theatre and the West End production of Entertaining Mr Sloane.

Meanwhile Amanda Drew will play Anne in the production. Her theatre credits include Three Days in the Country (National Theatre), Love and Information (Royal Court Theatre) and Enron (Royal Court Theatre and West End).

Director James MacDonald was Associate Director at the Royal Court Theatre from 1992 to 2007 and his credits include productions of Drunk Enough to Say I Love You and Exiles.

Translator Christopher Hampton’s own work includes Tales from Hollywood and Les Liaisons Dangereuse. But he has also translated plays by Ibsen, Molière, Chekhov and Yasmina Reza.

The Father features designs by Miriam Buether, lighting designed by Guy Hoare and sound designed by Christopher Shutt.

The Father will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 24th February and is booking until the 26th March, before embarking on a UK tour. To book tickets visit: ATG tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk

 

 

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