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The Father (Hampton/Zeller)

Christopher Hampton, Florian 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.
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
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.

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Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

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Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3f, 3m
Cast Attributes
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Scripts

Press

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

'A vivid, lucent translation by Christopher Hampton.' 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.' Guardian

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Authors

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 him the youngest writer ever to have ...

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Florian Zeller

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