Duke of York's Theatre

The Son

The Son Tickets

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Show & Venue Information

Important Info: Please note there is no interval.

After playing for just six weeks at the Kiln Theatre earlier this year, The Son will transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre. Written by award-winning playwright Florian Zeller and translated by Christopher Hampton, the play rounds off a trilogy (completed by The Father and The Mother) in a story where impacts on family events for young children can often be testing. So, if you want to see a West End premiere that’s poignant, you’ll want to see The Son.

Two years before the play is set, Nicolas is a smiling young boy with no apparent troubles. However, as audiences meet Nicolas, they see him going through a challenging phase. Facing up to his parents’ divorce, he doesn’t know what to do. Skipping classes and lying, he’s torn between living with his father and mother, enjoying separate lives away from each other. But at some point, options are going to dry up. What can Nicolas do then?

This is not the first time that an off-West End production has transferred to the West End. The Twilight Zone started out at the Almeida Theatre, while Fiddler on the Roof transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory to the Playhouse Theatre. However, The Son is certain to make audiences consider their family relationships and sense of belonging, soon to play at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

Did you know?

Laurie KynastonAmanda Abbington, John Light and Amaka Okafor will reprise their roles from the Kiln Theatre.

Florian Zeller is an award-winning playwright, whose previous plays include The Height of the Storm.

Christopher Hampton translated The Son, originally written in French.

Location & Travel

Address: 104 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG - Get directions


Nearest Tube
Leicester Square

Tube Lines
Piccadilly, Northern

Directions to theatre
(5mins) Take Charing Cross Road to St Martin’s Court, head down until the end and then take a right onto St Martin’s Lane until you reach the theatre on your right.


Buses: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139

Night Buses: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551


Charing Cross


Chinatown (5mins)

Show & Venue Information

Duke of York's Theatre

Duke of York's Theatre
104 St Martin's Lane

Performance Times

Mon 7.30pm
Tue 7.30pm
Wed 3.00pm and 7.30pm
Thu 7.30pm
Fri 7.30pm
Sat 3.00pm and 7.30pm

Booking From

Saturday, 24th August 2019

Booking To

Saturday, 2nd November 2019

Running Time

1 hour 45 minutes

Important Info

Please note there is no interval.

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