Now eighty years old, Andre was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control…... Read more >>
Now eighty years old, Andre was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control…
WINNER! Critics Circle Theatre Awards, Best Actor - Kenneth Cranham reprises his unforgettable performance for thirty eight performances only. Amanda Drew plays the Daughter.
Nominated for three Olivier Awards: Best Actor, Best New Play, Best Sound.
Evening Standard *****
‘My play – and production – of the year. Devastating drama’
Mail on Sunday *****
‘The Father is a revelation, as sharp and surprising a play as you’ll see all year’
‘A marvel…an unqualified triumph’
Daily Telegraph *****
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £3.50 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
Meet the Duke of York’s Theatre Access Champions who can assist with any access queries you have.
Duke of York's Theatre Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect. Please contact an Access Champion to request the Visual Story.
The Duke of York’s Theatre entrance is on street level where the box office, cloakroom, main foyer area and access toilet are located. The seating design incorporates two wheelchair spaces in the Royal Circle (level access), with an accompanying companion seat. Alternatively, the patron can transfer into a designated transfer seat in the Royal Circle (level access), while the wheelchair remains in the foyer with front of house staff. Please note that when sitting in the wheelchair spaces there is a restricted view but when using a seat transfer there is a clear view to the stage. Due to the listed design of the theatre, the auditorium can only accommodate a maximum of two wheelchairs per performance.
Wheelchair Space Measurements
Royal Circle Right (when looking at the stage): 85.5cm / 33 ¾ inches wide.
Royal Circle Left (when looking at the stage): 91cm / 35 ¾ inches wide.
The Duke of York's is equipped with a Sennheiser infra-red sound amplification system. To access the infra-red systems please request receiving equipment from the Box Office situated in the main foyer - a deposit of £10 is required.
There are two devices available: Induction Loop Necklace Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. Headset This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.
The Duke of York’s Theatre offers captioned performances in association with STAGETEXT. Captioning converts the spoken word into text that provides people with hearing loss access to live performance. In captioning, the words appear on a screen at the same time as they are sung or spoken. Captions also include sound effects and offstage noises. For more information visit www.stagetext.org.
Captioned performance dates are announced once scheduled with each show.
A maximum of two guide dogs can be admitted per performance to patrons booking an aisle seat. If preferred, front of house staff can look after the guide dog in the foyer during the performance.
The access toilet is to the right hand side of the main foyer area (level access), opposite the auditorium right entrance to the Royal Circle.
By bus: Number 24, 29 or 176 to Leicester Square.
Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Charing Cross
Charing Cross – less than a 5 minute walk
Waterloo – approx 20 minute walk
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7623 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 020 7206 1174 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.