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Olivier Award Winning Drama
Heads to Newcastle

MONDAY 18th  – SATURDAY 23rd APRIL 2016

Yesterday Kenneth Cranham won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role in The Father and the show is heading direct to Newcastle this month.

Plunging the audience into the experience of dementia this play throws the switches in your brain and lets you step into dementia through Tony Award nominee Kenneth Cranham’s indelible performance.

Now eighty years old, Andre was once a tapdancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control...

The Father is the winner of France’s highest theatrical honour, the 2014 Moliere Award for Best Play, and in Christopher Hampton’s crisp and witty translation, has dazzled audiences at Bath, the Tricycle and the Wyndham’s Theatre, West End. It has received an unprecedented ten five star reviews from major national newspaper critics.

"Christopher Hampton's most vivid translation..a distinguished rendering of an original drama" - Observer

"My play – and production - of the year. Devastating drama" - Mail on Sunday

"The Father is a revelation, as sharp and surprising a play as you'll see all year" - Times

"The acting is masterly" - Daily Mail

"Florian Zeller's stunning play" - Evening Standard

A unqualified triumph  - Daily Telegraph

Kenneth Cranham...brilliant  - Times

Kenneth Cranham... superb  - Guardian

Kenneth Cranham...wonderful” -  Time Out

A flawless production” - Financial Times

Brilliant...makes your brain hum with the unique potential of theatre” -  Independent

The Father appears at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Monday 18th  Saturday 23rd April 2016. Tickets are available from £12 (a booking fee of 95p - £1.95 will apply to most tickets) and can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 or book online at


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