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By Florian Zeller
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Director: Ross Jolly
A touching, funny, deeply unsettling mystery
14 Oct – 11 Nov
Tues – Thurs 6.30pm
Fri – Sat 8pm
Run time: 90 mins (no interval)
$25 – $52
Proudly sponsoredby Christopher Finlayson
Andre was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter now lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he is losing control. This extraordinary play explores issues of reality versus memory, and does so with deft black comedy.
It is a bizarre, psychological thriller where we are constantly challenged to decide whose reality prevails. Sharp and surprising, The Father is quietly devastating. The author of this intriguing and compelling dark comedy, Florian Zeller, is one of France’s hottest new writing talents.
The most acclaimed new play of the decade, The Father is a searingly honest, profoundly moving, darkly comic masterpiece.
“A play that constantly confounds expectations and works almost like a thriller, with a sinister Pinteresque edge.” – Guardian
“The Father is yet another must-see theatre experience in a terrific run from Circa this year. Anything that can keep you thinking, keep you smiling, have you laughing, breaking your heart all the while…well, that’s theatre at its very best as far as I’m concerned.” – off the tracks (Simon Sweetman)
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