Synopsis

The Father

The Father $12.99

August Strindberg adapted Mike Poulton

Published by Nick Hern Books

5 Male 3 Female

The Father is about a marriage wrecked by the parents' need to claim exclusive rights to their daughter's love, and to determine her future

By turns comic and deeply tragic, it shows an affable, scholarly father fall victim to a once loving wife who will stop at nothing to do what she thinks is right for her child

The only possible outcome is a grim, yet thrilling fight to the death in circumstances of almost unbearable tension.

'Poulton is the adapter of the moment ... The Father is franker, more revealing than almost any other play, an X-ray of a gifted, deranged mind' ~ Observer

'Poulton's terrific new adaptation is absolutely true to Strindberg's dark spirit ... blows the dust off the text while capturing all its wild and idiosyncratic torment ... ' ~ Telegraph

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