Nicolas is going through a difficult phase after his parents’ divorce. He’s listless, skipping school, lying and thinks that moving in with his father and his new family may help. A fresh start. When he doesn’t settle there either, he decides that going back to his mother’s may be the answer. When change feels like the only way to survive, what will he do when the options begin to run out?

I’m telling you. I don’t understand what’s happening to me.

Written by the internationally acclaimed Florian Zeller, The Son is directed by the award-winning Michael Longhurst and forms the final part of the critically acclaimed trilogy with The Father and The Mother. Florian Zeller is a French novelist and playwright. Zeller won the prestigious Prix Interallié in 2004 (Fascination of Evil) and several Molière Awards for his plays La Mère (The mother) and Le Père (The father). L’Autre, le Manège, Si tu mourais, Elle t’attend, La Vérité (The truth) and Une heure de Tranquillité were successfully produced in France and internationally.

Amanda Abbington plays Anne, Laurie Kynaston plays Nicolas, John Light plays Pierre, and Amaka Okafor plays Sofia. 

Duke of York’s Theatre, St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2B 4BG from 24 August – 2 November. Times: Mon – Sat at 19:30; Wed and Sat at 15:00. Admission: £15 – £90.