Florian Zeller’s THE SON to Transfer to the West End

The Kiln Theatre’s production of Florian Zeller’s THE SON is to transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre this August.

The production opens in the West End on 2nd September following previews from 24th August. THE SON is currently booking at the Duke of York’s to 2nd November.

Directed by incoming Donmar Warehouse AD Michael Longhurst, Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, John Light and Amaka Okafor will all reprise their roles from the original Kiln Theatre run in the transfer.

THE SON follows a family in the midst of a breakdown, and their teenage son who begins to fall apart. THE SON is the final work in Zeller’s trilogy of plays which also includes THE FATHER and THE MOTHER, both have which been produced in London in recent years.

Longhurst’s production also features design by Lizzie Clachlan, sound and composition by Isobel Waller-Bridge and lighting by Lee Curran. The production also marks the first West End transfer for the Kiln Theatre since it reopened last year.

THE SON is the latest in a string of West End successes for Florian Zeller and translator Christopher Hampton. Since 2015, the duo have been represented in Theatreland by THE FATHER (in 2015 and 2016), THE TRUTH (in 2017) and THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM (in 2018), which also transfers to Broadway in September 2019.

In related Zeller news, a feature film adaptation of THE FATHER has been announced this week. The film stars Academy Award-winners Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman and will be directed by Zeller himself.

THE SON runs at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre from 24th August to 2nd November, with opening scheduled for 2nd September. Tickets are on sale now.

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