Michael Longhurst

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The Son

Writer Florian Zeller Starring
  • Amanda Abbington
  • Laurie Kynaston
  • John Light
  • Oseloka Obi
  • Amaka Okafor
  • Martin Turner
    Kiln Theatre

    I’m telling you. I don’t understand what’s happening to me.

    Nicolas, just two years ago a smiling boy, is going through a difficult phase after his parents’ divorce. He’s listless, skipping classes, lying. He believes moving in with his father and his new family may help. And a different school, a fresh start. When he doesn’t feel comfortable there, he decides that going back to his mother’s may be the answer. But at some point, options are going to dry up. And then what?

    The highly anticipated UK premiere of The Son forms the final part of the trilogy with the Olivier Award-winning The Father (Theatre Royal Bath, Tricycle Theatre, West End, National Tour) and the critically-acclaimed The Mother by Moliere Award-winning playwright Florian Zeller, directed by Michael Longhurst.


    ★★★★★ A compulsive, involving, emotionally stirring evening – theatre’s answer to a page-turner.

    The Observer

    ★★★★★ A devastating visceral impact.

    The Daily Telegraph

    ★★★★★ Theatre at its very best.

    Closeup Culture

    ★★★★ Michael Longhurst’s taut, finely-tuned production delivers a real emotional punch.


    ★★★★★ This final part of Florian Zeller’s trilogy is the most powerful of all

    The Times

    ★★★★ I’d defy anyone not to be moved.

    The Guardian

    ★★★★★ Exceptional… Fizzes with raw emotion… It totally blew me away.

    Daily Mail

    ★★★★ Precise, sensitive performances.

    Evening Standard

    Gripping… Absorbing… An accomplished piece of writing.


    ★★★★ Tense and thrilling.

    The Stage

    ★★★★ Holds you with its compassion and its sense of gathering dread.

    Financial Times

    ★★★★ A slick masterpiece.

    A Younger Theatre

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