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The Son to transfer to the West End

Michael Longhurst’s production of Florian Zeller’s play originally ran at the Kiln theatre

Laurie Kynaston (Nicolas) and Amanda Abbington (Anne) in The Son
Laurie Kynaston (Nicolas) and Amanda Abbington (Anne) in The Son
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The UK premiere of Florian Zeller's The Son is due to transfer to the West End. The show opened at the Kiln Theatre in February this year and closed in April.

The production will open at Duke of York's theatre on 2 September, with previews from 24 August. It is currently booking until 2 November.

Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, John Light and Amaka Okafor reprise their roles for the transfer. The Son follows what happens when teenager Nicholas begins to unravel as his family breaks down.

It is the first West End transfer for the Kiln Theatre since it reopened last year. The play, the latest of Zeller's works to be translated by Christopher Hampton, is the final work in the playwright's trilogy of pieces, which also include The Mother and The Father.

It was announced this week that Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins would be starring in a film version of The Father, directed by Zeller himself.

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