There’s a telling moment when Anne, seeking to play the role of a sympathetic mum, suggests to Nicolas that his problems may be the result of breaking up with a girl: Kynaston’s response is to curl himself into a ball and beat the floor in frustration at the facile nature of the idea. It may spring from the divided loyalty he feels towards his divorced parents or it may have its origins in Pierre’s own difficult relationship with his father. Nicolas lies, engages in self-mutilation, turns suicidal and even when he gets psychiatric help, it offers no answer. THE SON. He received a nomination for an Olivier for Best Supporting Actor in a Play. Florian Zeller’s The Son, translated from French by Christopher Hampton, is the final play in his ‘family trilogy’. [11], In 2005, Light began dating Canadian film and television actress Neve Campbell. Kiln, London Fear and fleeting joy punctuate an exploration of family dynamics, charting the upheaval of divorce and adolescence, Last modified on Thu 26 Mar 2020 08.29 EDT. Playing truant from school and not seeing any friends, the self-harming Nicolas is depressed, angry and disruptive, as he goes from one parent to the other — a danger to himself and possibly to others. The best things to do in London. The solution – for the boy to live with his father – only makes matters worse. Michael Longhurst’s immaculate production and Lizzie Clachan’s design underline the tension between bourgeois order and emotional chaos, and the acting throughout is excellent. Guilt and concern … John Light and Laurie Kynaston in The Son. Looks like this article is a bit old. [13], Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter,,,,,,,,, "Neve Campbell Files Divorce On the Down Low",, Alumni of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Male actors from Birmingham, West Midlands, Articles with dead external links from May 2019, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 October 2020, at 07:10. One comes when Pierre, a work-obsessed lawyer, is encouraged by Sofia to demonstrate the talent for dance that first attracted her to him. lorian Zeller’s remarkable play completes a trilogy that views a single family from different perspectives. Light joined the cast of "Uncle Vanya" at the Theatre Royal Bath for a limited run in summer 2019. Florian Zeller’s remarkable play completes a trilogy that views a single family from different perspectives.