Andre is a man facing persecution from all sides. First, some girl, a ‘helper’ who he doesn’t need at all, steals his watch. Then his daughter Anne, a scheming woman who worries too much, tried to take his flat away - the beautiful flat he’s had for over 30 years. His daughter Elsie, the one he actually loves…. where is she? She never comes to visit. Anne’s husband - or lover - Pierre, with whom she is moving to London threatens Andre with violence if he will not co-operate. Then to top it off, strangers keep entering Andre’s flat, telling him that they are his friends and family, telling him that he doesn’t live in his flat anymore. However aged he may be, Andre knows that he must take a stand. After all he still has all his facilities… doesn’t he?

A darkly humorous and deeply poignant translation, The Father is a tragicomic mystery which presents a sobering and realistic family story and an unsentimental, emotionally intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing dementia. It is a dramatic illustration of the physical losses which occur along with the mental ones.

Premiered in 2012, this play won the 2014 Moliere award for Best Play, has won countless awards all over the world, most recently Anthony Hopkins won an Oscar for his performance in the film.


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12/11 2024 7:30pm
Farnworth Little Theatre Cross Street BOLTON
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