Laurie Slade’s acclaimed new version of August Strindberg’s The Father is to be given its London premiere at Trafalgar Studios this March. Jagged Fence Productions in association with Making Productions will present the play.
Directed by Abbey Wright, former Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse, Slade’s contemporary adaptation of Strindberg’s masterpiece will star Alex Ferns as The Captain. Tickets are on sale now.
Alex Ferns is well known for his award-winning role as ‘Trevor’ in BBC One’s EastEnders and returns to the stage after recently starring in Sam Shepherd’s True West at the Tricycle Theatre. Joining Ferns in the company are June Watson, Thomas Coombes, Emily Dobbs, and Barnaby Sax
The adaptation originally ran in a critically acclaimed production at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry in 2012 and has subsequently been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Laurie’s version is a psychologically astute portrayal of gender roles, attitudes to marriage and the battle between science and religion.
An uneasy stand-off exists between the Captain and his wife, Laura. But, a disagreement over the future of their daughter, Bertha, triggers an all-out war. Laura will stop at nothing to gain control of her daughter’s future. When she suggests to the Captain that he may not be the girl’s father, a chain of events is set in motion that cannot be stopped. It is a battle of the minds, but the real question is – is it a battle either can win?
The Father is produced by Jagged Fence Productions. James Turner will design, with lighting by Gary Bowman, music by Simon Slater and casting by Annie Rowe.
During the run at Trafalgar Studios, a series of post-show discussions around issues raised in the play will be held. After Nyne will be reporting details on these tomorrow.
Jagged Fence Productions presents
By August Strindberg, in a version by Laurie Slade
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Wed 11 March – 11 April 2015
Press Night: Mon 16 March 2015, 7pm
Performances: Monday – Saturday, 7.45pm
Thursday & Saturday, 3.00pm
Ticket prices: £30, £25 and £17.50
Concessions (students and unemployed): Receive a Band B ticket for £15
Groups (10+) bookings: Receive a £1 discount off each ticket when you make a group booking of 10 tickets or more.
Schools (10+) bookings: £15 tickets for school groups of 10+ with one free teacher comp per 10 tickets purchased
Access bookings: Discounts available for all disabled theatregoers and one companion. Access bookings should be made via the box office on 0844 264 2140.
An Access rate is available for wheelchair users and Patrons who have specific access requirements.
For further queries and group bookings please contact a member of the ATG Tickets Access Team on 0844 871 767. All concessions are subject to availability and proof of eligibility must be presented when booking and collecting tickets