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The Father

By Florian Zeller. Translated by Christopher Hampton

Andre is a man facing persecution, and he refuses to take it any longer. First some girl, a “helper” – whom he doesn’t need at all – steals his favourite watch. Then his daughter Anne, tries to take his flat away. His daughter Elise, the one he actually loves… never comes to visit. Anne’s husband – or lover – Pierre, threatens Andre with violence if he will not cooperate, and strangers keep entering Andre’s flat, telling him that they are his friends and family, telling him that he doesn’t live in his flat anymore.

However aged he may be, Andre knows that he is a powerful man, a man of authority, and he will find some way to assert it. After all, he still has all his faculties…. Doesn’t he?

A darkly humorous and deeply poignant play, Florian Zeller’s The Father is a tragi-comic realistic family story, seeing the world through the eyes of a man with dementia, a dramatic illustration of the physical losses which occur along with the mental ones.

October 2019       Tickets
Thursday 10 7.45pm £8.00 Adults
Friday 11 7.45pm £7.00 Concessions
Saturday 12 7:45pm

Progress Hall, Admiral Seymour Road, Eltham, London SE9 1SL