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Award-winning comedy coming to Malvern Theatres

Malvern Editorial 10th Jun, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE DISORIENTATION of dementia will be conveyed through Florian Zeller’s award-winning black comedy The Father when it takes to the stage at Malvern Theatres.

The show, which will be starring well-known Scottish actor Kenneth Cranham as the man losing his grip on reality, will be performed from next Tuesday (June 16) until the following Saturday (June 20).

Andre is 80 years old and a former 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. He is slowly starting to wonder if he’s losing control.

The author, Florian Zeller, has been hailed as ‘one of the hottest literary talents in France’ by the Independent with his play The Father winning three Molière Awards in 2014, including Best New Play.

Kenneth Cranham, who has been nominated for a Tony Award for Stephen Daldry’s An Inspector Calls on Broadway, has numerous stage credits including on the West End.

Tickets cost between £18.48 and £29.68.

Evening shows will be held at 7.30pm and the Wednesday and Saturday matinées will be at 2.30pm.

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