The actor chatted to Love London Love Culture about his role in Florian Zeller’s The Son playing at the Kiln Theatre.

(c)Marc Brenner

Hi Martin – what can you tell me about ‘The Son’?  It is the latest offering from the brilliant young French writer Florian Zeller whose plays have touched countless people in France, here and in America.

What were your initial impressions of the play when you first read it? Painful, family heartache and so “relevant” for our times.

What do you think is so appealing about Florian Zeller’s writing? It is direct, honest, humane and doesn’t allow for audience complacency.

Was there anything in particular that made you want to be a part of the production? Well, I was knocked out by The Height of the Storm recently and also by The Father; Michael Longhurst is an exciting director with real commitment to new writing – and it is a ten minute bike ride to my local theatre!

How are you finding rehearsals so far? great team, lovely room and I’m never sure what state it will be in when I rejoin for my scenes…

How does it feel to be part of this UK premiere? Fab!

By Emma Clarendon

The Son continues to play at the Kiln Theatre until the 6th April.