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The Son

Direct from a sold-out season at Kiln Theatre the five star, hit play, The Son, is now playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.

Written by the internationally acclaimed Florian Zeller (The Father, The Mother), lauded by The Guardian as ‘the most exciting playwright of our time’, The Son is directed by the award-winning Michael Longhurst.

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

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? 

Please note: The Son deals with issues surrounding mental health in teenagers and contains scenes that some audience members may find upsetting or disturbing.


‘ ‘If you’re looking for a reminder of why theatre matters, this is it.’

The Daily Telegraph, Dominic Cavendish

‘A compulsive, involving, emotionally stirring evening – theatre’s answer to a page-turner.’
The Observer, Kate Kellaway


‘This final part of Florian Zeller’s trilogy is the most powerful of all.’
The Times, Ann Treneman

‘Exceptional… Fizzes with raw emotion… It totally blew me away.’
Daily Mail, Patrick Marmion


‘One of the finest plays of the last decade.’

Sunday Express, Michael Arditti


‘This final part of Florian Zeller’s trilogy is the most powerful of all.’
The Times, Ann Treneman


‘A beautifully sensitive drama’

Evening Standard, Nick Curtis

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Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London

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The cast of the West End transfer of The Son has yet to be announced and there is no word yet if any of the cast from the original run at The Kiln Theatre will be reprising their roles. More information about casting is expected in due time.

The UK premiere of The Son at the Kiln Theatre featured Amanda Abbington, best known for her roles as Mary Watson on the BBC hit drama Sherlock and Miss Mardle in Mr Selfridge, played Anne. Laurie Kynaston took to the stage as Abbington's troubled son, Nicolas. Kynaston was in the Gielgud Theatre production of The Ferryman and recently worked on the Netflix series Derry Girls.


1 hour 45 minutes

Good To Know

Please note: The Son deals with issues surrounding mental health in teenagers and contains scenes that some audience members may find upsetting or disturbing.

Acclaimed writer Florian Zeller brings The Son to London!

Florian Zeller is a world-renowned writer who has received many awards and nominations including a Moliere Award (plus 4 additional nominations), a Tony Award, and 2 Olivier Awards. The Son makes its West End debut on the heels of a sell-out, five-star run at the Kiln Theatre. The undeniable success of his previous plays The Mother and The Father coupled with the strength of the show’s UK premiere mean that tickets for The Son are expected to be in incredibly high demand.

The Son tickets are expected to sell out quickly so book yours while they are still available and don't miss your chance to see the end of Florian Zeller's family trilogy.

Suitable For Children

This production is recommended for ages 14+, it contains themes of mental illness and loss.

Duke Of York's Theatre

Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London

Latest customer reviews

  • Exceptional, contemporary and powerful

    16 September 2019

    Exceptional indeed but also hard to watch at times because of how powerful, impactful and real everything was. Very emotional in many scenes and couldn't hold some tears. The direction was exceptional with the scenes being clear and at the same time blending in each other creating a very artistic scenery that was actively changing and morphing into something different in each scene. Important and contemporary. Ignites the discussion on mental health issues and speaks openly about suicidal ideation.

    Naoum Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 15 September 2019

    This is a play that will stay with you long after you leave the theatre. Beautifully told by the amazing performances from the cast, this is a really important yet difficult subject. What's really great about this play is the way that there is a good mix of humour and darkness, making it feel so real, and you really sympathise with all of the characters

    Anonymous Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Moving and memorable play

    15 September 2019

    A slow start but soon the atmosphere builds up and you know you are witnessing a very emotional and true to life situation. Holds your interest right until the end

    Lix Brook Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Good, but ending signalled

    12 September 2019

    I think the 5* reviews may have had the effect of increasing my expectations too much. This was quite a challenge for the actors, not only in where they had to go emotionally but also some lengthy dialogue, that I think in places could have been edited down. I liked the confusing pause at the end, nicely played between father and son, but the gun reference early on and the Son’s speech at the door to his parents really left no doubt about what was going to happen. I like how the mother was played and nice performance from the medical team too.

    SImon Bass Confirmed ticket purchaser

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