by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton
25 October to 3 November 2018
Andre is a man facing persecution from all sides. First some girl, a “helper” - whom he doesn’t need at all - steals his favourite watch. Then his daughter Anne tries to take his flat away. Anne’s husband - or lover - Pierre, threatens Andre with violence if he will not cooperate, and to top it off, strangers keep entering Andre’s flat, telling him that they are his friends & family. However aged he may be, Andre knows that he is a powerful man, a man of authority. After all, he still has all his faculties... doesn’t he? A darkly humorous & deeply poignant play, The Father is a tragi-comic mystery, and an unsentimental, emotionally intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing dementia.