Claire Skinner in 2010
Claire Skinner in 2010
© Dan Wooller

Outnumbered star Claire Skinner will join Kenneth Cranham in the cast of The Father, which transfers from the Theatre Royal Bath to the Tricycle Theatre in May.

Florian Zeller's award-winning black comedy centres on an ageing man with an unreliable memory and his relationship with his daughter and son-in-law.

Christopher Hampton's translation is directed by James Macdonald. The production premiered in Bath in October.

Skinner's recent stage credits include Blurred Lines (NT Shed), Deathtrap (West End) and Mrs Affleck (National Theatre).

Cranham's myriad credits include An Inspector Calls (Broadway), The Cherry Orchard (National Theatre), The Homecoming (Almeida), Entertaining Mr Sloane, Loot, The Birthday Party and Gaslight (West End).

Completing the cast of The Father, which runs at the Tricycle from 7 May to 13 Jun 2015, are Jade Williams, Rebecca Charles and Colin Tierney.

Christopher Hampton has translated plays by Ibsen, Molière, Chekhov and Yasmina Reza (including Art). He won an Academy Award for the adaptation of his own play, Dangerous Liaisons and was nominated again in 2007 for adapting Ian McEwan's novel Atonement.

James Macdonald has worked extensively Off Broadway where he was recently the winner of the 2014 Obie Award for Best Director for Love and Information. He was associate director of the Royal Court from 1992 to 2007, where his productions included Cock and Drunk Enough to Say I Love You.