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

The Verdict   Read the Reviews for the London Premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Son
 
The play is the final installment in the playwright’s trilogy, after The Father and The Mother (currently playing Off-Broadway with Isabelle Huppert).
Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, and John Light
Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, and John Light Marc Brenner

The U.K. premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Son opened February 26 at the Kiln Theatre in London. Michael Longhurst directs the production of the playwright’s third installment in his trilogy, which follows The Father and The Mother (currently playing Off-Broadway with Isabelle Huppert).

As with the French writer’s previous works, the play is translated into English by Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses).

Laurie Kynaston stars as Nicolas, a boy navigating a difficult transition period after his parents’ divorce, searching for answers after skipping school, bouncing between homes, and becoming more and more listless.

Read reviews for the U.K. premiere below.

The Arts Desk (Aleks Sierz)

The Evening Standard (Henry Hitchings)

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

Londonist (Neil Dowden)

The Telegraph (Dominic Covendish)

Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)

The Times (Ann Treneman)

In addition to Kynaston, the cast features Amanda Abbington as Anne, John Light as Pierre, Amaka Okafor as Sofia, Oseloka Obi as the Nurse, and Martin Turner as the Doctor.

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

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