Open from 10am Monday - Saturday
Drama 16 June - 1 July 2017

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre Production
The Father

Translated by Christopher Hampton
Starring Kenneth Alan Taylor

Andre is 80 years old. He had a wonderful career as a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine in a chic Parisian apartment. Or was he once an engineer whose daughter Anne now lives in London with her new partner, Pierre? The thing is he can't quite remember, and he can't find his watch...

The Father portrays the devastating impact of dementia on one man and the people in his life.  The Father is both intensely moving and very funny.

Kenneth Alan Taylor plays Andre: "Of all the plays I've appeared in, I think this is the most exciting. This play has everything."  

The Father won the Molière Award, France's most prestigious theatre award, plus a clutch of awards on New York's Broadway and was The Guardian's Pick of the Year. This funny and moving play that captivated London, New York and Paris gets its North West premiere here in Oldham.

Running times

Act One - 45 minutes

Act Two - 47 minutes


Save Money with a Coliseum Season Ticket
This production is part of the Coliseum's season ticket offer - Four plays for just £68 or less. Contact the Box Office for more information on 0161 624 2829.

Full price: £14.50 - £22.50
Concessions: £14.50 – £20.50
Get In! Under 26: £6 (limited tickets available)

Concessionary rates are available to retired patrons over 65, full-time students, registered unemployed people and eligible people with a disability. Proof of ID is required when buying or picking up tickets. Only one discount per ticket.
If you feel you are entitled to a concession due to a disability or have specific access requirements please contact the Box Office directly on 0161 624 2829 or at to discuss your visit to the Coliseum.

Group Discounts
Groups of 10+ get £3 off full price evening ticket (£19.50)

Groups of 25+ get £5 off full price evening ticket (£17.50) with free programme for organiser

Saver Performance
Saturday 17 June, 7.30pm

Meet the Cast
Thursday 22 June (after the show)

Audio Described Performance
Wednesday 28 June, 7.30pm

Friday 30 June, 7.30pm

Captioned Performance
Saturday 1 July, 2.30pm

Part of the Season Ticket deal

Production Information:

Directed by Kevin Shaw

Designed by Patrick Connellan

Lighting Designer Douglas Kuhrt

Sound Designer Lorna Munden

Written by Florian Zeller. Translated by Christopher Hampton


"The Father deserves to be seen for both the quality of Zeller’s writing and also to see the vintage Alan Taylor at his very best" - The Reviews Hub

"Stunning and painstakingly beautiful" - Upstaged Manchester

"A brilliantly clever and perceptive piece of theatre" - British Theatre Guide


Kenneth Alan Taylor
Colin Connor
John Elkington
Helen Kay
Jo Mousley
Kerry Peers