Florian Zeller's The Son to Transfer to the West End

London News   Florian Zeller's The Son to Transfer to the West End
The play made its U.K. premiere at London's Kiln Theatre in February.
Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, and John Light
Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, and John Light Marc Brenner

After a U.K. premiere engagement at the Kiln Theatre, Florian Zeller's The Son will bow in London's West End. Performances will run August 24 through November 2 at the Duke of York's Theatre, with opening night set for September 2.

Frequent collaborator Christopher Hampton reunites with the French writer to translate the play, about a boy navigating a difficult transition period after his parents' divorce.

Reprising their performances for the limited run are Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, John Light, and Amaka Okafor.

THE VERDICT: Read the Reviews for the London Premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Son

The play is the third chapter in Florian Zeller's trilogy, after The Father and The Mother (which recently played Off-Broadway in a production starring Isabelle Huppert).

The production, directed by Michael Longhurst, features sets and costumes by Lizzie Clachan, lighting by Lee Curran, and sound design and original music by Isobel Waller-Bridge. Casting is by Amy Ball.

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