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The Mentor – Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Daniel Kehlmann Translator: Christopher Hampton Director: Laurence Boswell Reviewer: Claire Hayes The Ustinov Studio, under artistic director Laurence Boswell, has garnered a well-deserved reputation for unearthing significant international works to present to a British audience - and then attracting top-flight actors to appear in them. Productions like The Father, with Kenneth Cranham in the lead role, have transferred to ...

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The Truth – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Florian Zeller Translator: Christopher Hampton Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Claire Hayes Florian Zeller’s writing has become a phenomenon of the British stage over the last 18 months, with both The Father and its companion play The Mother being showcased in acclaimed translations by Christopher Hampton. But is his explosive brand of theatrical disorientation a simple flash in the pan, ...

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The Father – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Kenneth Cranham and Amanda Drew

Writer: Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Only 35, Florian Zeller has written a number of novels and plays and has been produced all over Europe. But he is rather less well-known on this side of the channel, something translator Christopher Hampton and co-producers Theatre Royal, Bath and Tricycle Theatre are seeking to ...

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The Father – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Kenneth Cranham and Amanda Drew

Writer: Florian Zeller Translator: Christopher Hampton Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Michael Hootman On paper Florian Zeller’s play sounds dull, worthy, and perhaps a little depressing: over the course of ninety minutes we see a man slowly lose his mind to dementia. It’s testament to the strength of the writing, and Kenneth Cranham’s truly heroic performance, that The Father is an ...

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The Father – Richmond Theatre, London

Kenneth Cranham and Amanda Drew

Writer: Florian Zeller Translation: Christopher Hampton Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Deborah Klayman   André is eighty years old, has two daughters, and lives in his own flat in Paris. Or does he? An intelligent, elegant and deeply moving play about the reality of living with dementia, Florian Zeller’s The Father allows the audience to stand on the same shifting sands ...

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The Father – Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Kenneth Cranham and Amanda Drew

Writer:Florian Zeller Translator: Christopher Hampton Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Jess Rowe   The one-act French play, that has become more apparent to British theatre after its recent West End run and success at the 2016 Oliviers, with Kenneth Cranham collecting Best Actor, heightens audiences’ attention to a chronic illness even more than expected by the time the house lights fade. ...

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The Father- Yvonne Arnaud Theatre,Guildford.

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Authors: Florian Zeller (translated by Christopher Hampton) Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Bill Avenell Many of the large audience at Guildford will have come into contact with aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease in their families. Sadly, an increasing number will experience this in the future and some with real personal involvement. Whether Florian Zeller’s take on the awfulness of the Disease will ...

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INTERVIEW: A dangerous liaison with Theo Barklem-Biggs

It’s hard to turn a corner these days without coming face to face with actor Theo Barklem-Biggs. He's done comedy, drama and is now returning to the stage at The Donmar Warehouse in December. Paul Couch caught up with him. For someone whose star is on the rise, the ubiquitous 25-year-old Londoner is surprisingly self-effacing about his situation, laughing off ...

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