Adapted by Brian Friel, Fathers and Sons takes to the stage at the Donmar Warehouse. Based on the novel by Ivan Turgenev, this fresh production is directed by Olivier Award-winner Lyndsey Turner, returning to the venue where she helmed Friel’s Philadelphia, Here I Come! in 2012.
Two young men arrive at a country estate. One, the son of the landowner, the other a brilliant charismatic radical. But their welcome cools as the new house guest attacks the values of his hosts. Considered one of the greatest living Irish dramatists, Friel counts adaptations of Chekhov and Ibsen amongst his previous plays.
The cast includes Seth Numrich as Bazanov, taking to the UK stage for the first time since winning Best Newcomer at The Evening Standard Theatre Awards last year.