Duke of York's Theatre

104 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG GB

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The Son

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3.6/5 - based on 8 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 2 November 2019
  • Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes
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About The Son

Important Information

Please note there is no interval.

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Saturday, 2 November 2019
  • Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 15:00 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 15:00 19:30
Sun - -
The Son description

The Son – A treat in store at the Duke of York's theatre

You like your theatre drenched in emotion? This one's for you, starring the wonderful Laurie Kynaston and written by the French playwright Florian Zeller, who also penned the two previous plays – The Father and The Mother. Together they make up an extraordinary trilogy telling the story of a divorcing couple and the impact the split has on the family members.

The story? Young Nicolas is going through a 'difficult phase' now that his parents have divorced. He has no energy, he just drifts around the place, he tells lies, and he's nicking off school too. In his opinion moving in with his dad, joining his father's new family unit, would help him make a fresh start. But it doesn't work out. Nicolas feels even worse living there, so he tries to move back in with his mum but that's just as difficult. He can't settle, but what on earth will he do when he runs out of places to move to?

The Son has transferred to the Duke of York’s theatre for a limited ten week season. The Guardian calls the playwright Zeller ‘the most exciting playwright of our time’, the director is the award-winning Michael Longhurst, and this, as the final part of the trilogy, ties up all those loose ends to perfection.

The play is translated from the French by Christopher Hampton and stars Amaka Okafor, Amanda Abbington and John Light, all of whom reprise their dazzling roles from the original UK premiere along with Laurie Kynaston.

The Times says 'This final part of Florian Zeller’s trilogy is the most powerful of all'. The Observer says it's 'A compulsive, involving, emotionally stirring evening – theatre’s answer to a page-turner'. The Daily Mail calls it 'Exceptional', saying it 'fizzes with raw emotion'. The Daily Telegraph claims it has a 'devastating visceral impact' and the Sunday Express believes this is 'one of the finest plays of the past decade'. That's what we call an accolade!

The Son is the Kiln's first West End transfer since their grand reopening in September 2018. If you'd like to experience Zeller's latest play in all its glory, the final part of the trilogy but a play that also stands alone, grab tickets before they're all sold. High drama and plenty of raw emotion awaits you.

Who is this show for? Because The Son deals with issues surrounding mental health in teenagers and contains scenes that some audience members may find upsetting or disturbing, this brilliant play is recommended for people aged 14 or more.

Next Performances for The Son at the Duke of York's Theatre
today17th Sep 2019 7:30pm

104 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG GB

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tomorrow18th Sep 2019 3:00pm

104 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG GB

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tomorrow18th Sep 2019 7:30pm

104 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG GB

The Son Cast
Thursday19th Sep 2019 7:30pm

104 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG GB

The Son Cast
Friday20th Sep 2019 7:30pm

104 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG GB

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Saturday21st Sep 2019 3:00pm

104 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG GB

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The Son reviews

3.6 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

What to expect:

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Recommended for:

Anyone (13%)
Families (25%)
Teenagers (50%)
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Latest customer reviews
Nina

Show was ok, but not what I thought it would be after reading previous reviews, it was more about mental health issues. Also, very low volume.

Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , Surrey, United Kingdom

Christophe
Only if you feel good

A good play though the end is predictable If you feel like a good laugh go to see something else

Reviewed on 09 September 2019 by , Paris, France

Karin
The most gut wrenching play I have seen in years

This play hit me hard. The depiction of all characters was spot on.... the reactions, the doubts. Having experience of mental illness in the family, I relived scenes so familiar it was scary. I cannot praise the play highly enough. The acting was exceptional. I was sobbing... I would recommend any parent of teenagers should see this. I am not sure I would recommend this play to all teenagers; it requires a level of maturity.

Reviewed on 09 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Thomas
Average story - Average performance

Reviewed on 09 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Wendy
The Son

A very important topic and one that should be made aware to the general public.

Reviewed on 01 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom