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.
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.