Overview

Synopsis

Theatre luminary John Bell stars in this powerful, funny and deeply moving new mystery which has garnered world-wide critical acclaim.
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Cast & Creatives

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Reviews

5
The Observer, The Times, Financial Times, WhatsOnStage, Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Mail on Sunday, Londonist, The Evening Standard
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Synopsis

You can’t fool André. But there’s definitely something fishy going on. And while he may be eighty years old and apt to forget things, they are only ever small things. Like where he’s put his watch. It doesn’t explain why people are messing around with things in his flat. Or why his daughter allows strangers to come in and threaten him. No, something’s going on and he’ll get to the bottom of it.

A touching, funny and deeply unsettling mystery, Florian Zeller’s The Father was a hit in France before Christopher Hampton (Atonement) translated it into English and repeated the success and critical acclaim in London and New York. For this Australian Premiere production, stage luminary John Bell will star alongside Anita Hegh (The Crucible), with direction by Damien Ryan (Henry V).

A co-production with Sydney Theatre Company. By special arrangement with Theatre Royal Bath Productions.

Cast & Crew

Faustina Agolley

Faustina Agolley

Laura

John Bell AO

John Bell AO

Andr‎é

Marco Chiappi

Marco Chiappi

Pierre

Glenn Hazeldine

Glenn Hazeldine

Man

Anita Hegh

Anita Hegh

Anne

Natasha Herbert

Natasha Herbert

Woman

Damien Ryan

Damien Ryan

Director

Alicia Clements

Alicia Clements

Set & Costume Designer

Rachel Burke

Rachel Burke

Lighting Designer

Steve Francis

Steve Francis

Composer & Sound Designer

News & Reviews

Reviews

5
The Observer, The Times, Financial Times, WhatsOnStage, Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Mail on Sunday, Londonist, The Evening Standard

The Father is a revelation. It’s as sharp and surprising a play as you’ll see all year.

The Times

Hugely rewarding. An astonishingly unguarded play.

The Guardian

Venues

Attendance Information

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