The Father (Hampton/Zeller)

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The Father (Hampton/Zeller)

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  3f, 3m

The Father, in this English translation by Christopher Hampton, was commissioned by the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath and premiered in October 2014. The production transferred to the Tricycle Theatre, London, in May 2015. Florian Zeller's The Father was awarded the Moliere Award for Best Play 2014.

Image: 2016 Manhattan Theatre Club Production (Joan Marcus)

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Accolades
Accolades
  • Nominee: 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Play
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Summary
The Father, in this English translation by Christopher Hampton, was commissioned by the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath and premiered in October 2014. The production transferred to the Tricycle Theatre, London, in May 2015, and subsequently to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End. The Father was awarded the Moliere Award for Best Play and the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Actor.
Cast Attributes
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Additional Features Not Applicable
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

“A wonderfully peculiar, quietly stunning depiction of dementia... A controlled, unforgettable portrait of losing your memory.” — Times

“A vivid, lucent translation by Christopher Hampton.” — The Observer

“One of the most acute, absorbing and distressing portraits of dementia I've ever seen.” — Daily Telegraph

“A play that constantly confounds expectations and works almost like a thriller, with a sinister Pinteresque edge.” — The Guardian

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  • The Father (Hampton/Zeller)

    Image: 2016 Manhattan Theatre Club Production (Joan Marcus)

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Florian Zeller

Florian Zeller is a French novelist, playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker. He came to prominence with his third novel, The Fascination of Evil, which was awarded the prestigious Prix Interallié and nominated for the Prix Goncourt in 2004. Between 2004 and 2020 Zeller ...
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Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton became involved in theatre while studying French and German at Oxford University, and wrote a play in his first year.

The Royal Court's subsequent production was so successful that it transferred to the Comedy Theatre while he was still a student, making hi ...

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