Donmar Warehouse

FATHERS AND SONS

FATHERS AND SONS

by Brian Friel

5 June 2014 – 16 July 2014

★★★★★
‘It is hard to imagine this outstanding production of Fathers and Sons ever being better staged’
Daily Telegraph

★★★★★
‘A full-blooded and immensely satisfying production’
Daily Express

★★★★
‘Turgenev and Brian Friel prove a dream team at the Donmar’
Observer

Two young men arrive at a country estate, fresh from university: one, the son of the landowner, the other a brilliant and charismatic radical, proclaiming a dangerous new philosophy. But their warm welcome cools as the new house guest attacks the values of his hosts, bringing to the surface the tensions between one generation and the next.

Over the course of a summer, political ideals are tested by filial duty and the arrival of Anna, a mysterious visitor whose presence stirs the heart and threatens a friendship.

Fathers and Sons speaks of the heartbreak of being a parent and the terrible compromise of growing up. Lyndsey Turner returns to the Donmar to direct Brian Friel’s thrilling dramatisation of Turgenev’s masterpiece.


 

Production Photos

CAST
in order of speaking

Dunyasha SIOBHÁN MCSWEENEY
Fenichka CAOILFHIONN DUNNE
Pavel TIM MCMULLAN
Prokofyich/Timofeich DAVID FIELDER
Nikolai ANTHONY CALF
Arkady JOSHUA JAMES
Bazarov SETH NUMRICH
Piotr JACK MCMULLEN
Princess Olga SUSAN ENGEL
Anna ELAINE CASSIDY
Katya PHOEBE SPARROW
Vassily KARl JOHNSON
Arina LINDY WHITEFORD
Fedka CAI CHAN SING, MAX MASON, HARRISON SHARPE

CREATIVE TEAM

Director LYNDSEY TURNER
Designer ROB HOWELL
Lighting Designer JAMES FARNCOMBE
Sound Designer CAROLYN DOWNING
Composer ALEX BARANOWSKI
Casting ALASTAIR COOMER CDG

Production Photography by Johan Persson