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Duke of York's Theatre

St Martins Lane WC2N 4BG

The Father

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Show Details

Preview 24th Feb 16
Opens 24th Feb 16
Closes 26th Mar 16

Show Times

Mon - Sat 7.30 pm
Matinée Thurs & Sat 2.30 pm
Length of Show - 1hr 35min

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A classic viewing of all the Theatreland play houses by night. The authentic commentary, by Ben Shafik - a player himself - gives an authentic feel to the West End's theatres - and is backed by real music.
Next version will be more upbeat as, suggested, to celebrate Britannia's unbeatable heritage.
(Over 6000 viewings and all good reviews to date).
Let us know what you think.

A note from the author

I took these pictures to show off London theatres as they are seen -most often - by theatre goers, at night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.



by Florian Zeller in a new translation by Christopher Hampton, opens at the Duke of York's Theatre on 24th February 2016.

Full News-brief and show details to follow soon so please check back for further details.

In the mean time click on the "Red Curtains" above for booking details.


  • Kenneth Cranham - Andre
  • Amanda Drew - Anne
  • Rebecca Charles
  • Brian Doherty
  • Daniel Flynn
  • Jade Williams

  • Playwright - Florian Zeller
  • Director - James Macdonald
  • Design - Miriam Buether
  • Lighting- Guy Hoare
  • Choreography -
  • Costume -
  • Sound - Christopher Shutt
  • Producer - Theatre Royal Bath Productions, the Tricycle Theatre and Simon Friend
© 2017 Updated 11th Mar 2017