‘Darkly humorous’ mystery coming to Guide Bridge Theatre

A MYSTERY described as “poignant” and “darkly humorous” is coming to the stage at Guide Bridge Theatre.

Christopher Hampton’s translation of Florian Zeller’s ‘The Father’ offers an ‘unsentimental and emotionally intense portrayal’ of the impact of dementia.

The story is centred around Andre, a persecuted man who refuses to tolerate his circumstances any longer.

His favourite watch is stolen by an unnecessary ‘helper’ and his scheming daughter Anne tries to take his beloved flat away from him.

His other daughter, Elise, never visits and Anne’s partner Pierre threatens violence if Andre doesn’t cooperate.

Strangers claim his flat is no longer his and Andre remains determined to assert his authority, despite experiencing the reality of mental and physical decline as a result of dementia.

Directed by Pete Curran, the tragic-comic mystery will be showing at the Audenshaw Road theatre between March 18 and 23.

Performances will start at 7.30pm each evening and there will also be a 2pm Saturday matinee.

Tickets are £11, or £9.90 for Guide Bridge Theatre members, and can be booked online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/gbt/e-kgeklv

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