The Mother & The Father - Two Plays
Published by Faber & Faber
Two plays by Florian Zeller translated by Christopher Hampton
THE FATHER - M3,F3
"The most acclaimed new play of the decade"
Now eighty years old, Andre was once a tap dancer
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
And he's starting to wonder if he's losing control
★★★★★ 'Stunningquietly devastating' ~ Evening Standard
★★★★★ 'My play and production of the year' ~ Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ 'A wonderfully peculiar, quietly stunning depiction of dementia... a revelation, as sharp and surprising a play as you'll see all year' ~ The Times
★★★★★ "A marvel an unqualified triumph" ~ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ "A play that constantly confounds expectations and works almost like a thriller, with a sinister Pinteresque edge" ~ Guardian
FOR THE ACTING EDITION
THE MOTHER - M2,F2
Moliere Award for Best Play 2011
Anne loved that time in her life when she prepared breakfast each morning for her two young children, Sara and Nicholas
Now her children have grown up and have lives and loves of their own
Spending hours alone, Anne's world begins to twist around her
Has her favoured son Nicholas really returned to her?
And what of the suspicious actions of her husband?
A compelling and moving play that will leave you questioning the very nature of reality
★★★★★ "Scorching" ~ The Stage
★★★★ "Transfixing" ~ The Sunday Times
SEE ALSO THE FINAL PART OF THE TRILOGY