Who Killed My Father (London)
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Who Killed My Father (London)
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Who Killed My Father (London) London Reviews and Tickets

56%
(3 Ratings)
Positive
67%
Mixed
0%
Negative
33%
Members say
Slow, Unnerving, Intense performance, Emotional story, Indulgent

About the Show

Multi-award-winning director Ivo van Hove adapts Édouard Louis's searing letter to his father. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (3)

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161 Reviews | 6 Followers
70
Emotional story, Intense performance, Monologue

See it if an absorbing story tackling sensitive & serious issues, appeals A downward spiralling family provokes a combination of rage dread & pity.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of sensitive monologues.

136 Reviews | 19 Followers
25
Slow, Indulgent

See it if you're a glutton for punishment

Don't see it if you literally have seen ANY theatre before. Read more

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Unnerving, Exposing, Visceral

See it if You enjoy character-studies that delve into the brutal nature of growing up in an abusive envrionment.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of cerebral works.

Critic Reviews (9)

The Guardian (UK)
September 9th, 2022

"Grief-soaked and gut-wrenching, this is unmissable theatre."
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The Telegraph (UK)
September 10th, 2022

"It demands attention, especially now, as we contend with a mighty economic shock and all-change at the top."
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The Times (UK)
September 9th, 2022

"Ivo van Hove’s production draws a bravura performance from Hans Kesting, who prowls a grey, cell-like chamber."
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WhatsOnStage
September 12th, 2022

"Kesting's powerful performance roots the play's fury with the basic unfairness of life in the human heart."
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London Theatre
September 9th, 2022

"Kesting charges through regardless, taking the audience with him in a performance that is fiery yet fragile, intimate yet charged with the outsized power of something epic."
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The London Evening Standard
September 9th, 2022

"This 80-minute monologue is explosive, a missile hurled at political elites who operate in blithe ignorance of the ordinary lives they stifle."
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The Stage (UK)
September 9th, 2022

"'Who Killed My Father' is at once Van Hove at his most understated and most socially engaged, and the piece is more powerful for it."
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The Arts Desk
September 9th, 2022

"This is a rare adaptation that makes a successful case for the value-add of theatrical interpretation."
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