The Mother

Thu 21 Jan 2016 – Sat 12 Mar 2016

By Florian Zeller, in a new translation by Christopher Hampton


Anne loved that time in her life when she prepared breakfast each morning for her two young children, Sara and Nicholas. Now her children have grown up and have lives and loves of their own. Spending hours alone, Anne’s world begins to twist around her. Has her favoured son Nicholas really returned to her? And what of the suspicious actions of her husband?

The Mother is a compelling and moving production that will leave you questioning the very nature of reality.

Molière Award-winning playwright Florian Zeller returns to the Tricycle following 2015’s critically-acclaimed sell-out run of The Father with this compelling show starring the BAFTA Award-winning and Olivier nominated actress Gina McKee. Completing the cast are Richard Clothier, Frances McNamee and William Postlethwaite.

Creatives include Laurence Boswell (Director), Mark Bailey (Designer), Colin Grenfell (Lighting Designer) and Jon Nicholls (Sound Designer and Composer).


★★★★★ ‘Scorching’ The Stage

★★★★ ‘Transfixing’ The Sunday Times

★★★★ ‘McKee gives a first-rate performance’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘French playwright Florian Zeller does it again… powerfully effective’ Time Out

★★★★ ‘Gina McKee is superb’ Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Laurence Boswell’s hypnotic production… is just as captivating
and remarkable a play as its companion piece, The Father’

★★★★ ‘Gina McKee is terrific’ Financial Times

★★★★ ‘Completely captivating, as absorbing as a thriller’ The Times

★★★★ ‘Zeller’s style owes much to Pinter but he has a flair,
and a deep sympathy, that is all his own’
The Mail On Sunday

★★★★ ‘Another 90-minute tour de force’ Libby Purves, TheatreCat

★★★★ ‘Rivetingly played’ The Arts Desk