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Who Killed My Father from 7 to 24 September. Image description

An International Theater Amsterdam production in association with Young Vic

Who Killed My Father

Adapted by Ivo van Hove
from the book by Édouard Louis

Mon-Sat, 7.30pm
Sat matinee, 2.30pm

Preview: Wed 7 Sep, 7.30pm


Previews: £40/£30/£22.50/£12.50

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Every time we have a fight, your father swears he’ll change. He’ll never change. It’s like they say, a dog that’s bitten before will bite again. 

Adapted for the stage by multi-award-winning director Ivo van Hove, Who Killed My Father is an anger-soaked letter written by literary sensation Édouard Louis to his father. Inspired by a visit to his father after some time, where he found him almost unrecognisable, it tells a gripping story of a life marked by alcohol, social deprivation, and years of hard work in heavy industry in the north of France.

Making its UK premiere at the Young Vic, Who Killed My Father is “both a furious indictment of the political elite and a son’s declaration of love” performed as a monologue by Hans Kesting.

'Merciless and moving portrait.' - de Volkskrant ★★★★

‘Intense and beautifully played by Kesting'. - Telegraaf ★★★★

  • Show Warnings


    This show contains strong language and homophobic language, themes of alcoholism and domestic violence, depictions of physical illness/injury, and discussions of identity in the context of class, social inequity and privilege. The show also contains scenes of actors smoking, use of haze and loud music.

Director, Adaptor & Translator Ivo van Hove
From the book by Édouard Louis
Set and Lighting Designer Jan Versweyveld
Costume Designer An D’Huys 
Composer George Dhauw

With Hans Kesting

Audio Described Performances: Wed 14 & Thu 15 Sep, 7.30pm
Socially Distanced Performance: Sat 17 Sep, 2.30pm
BSL Performance: Wed 21 Sep, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Thu 22 Sep, 7.30pm

Audio Described by Eleanor Margolies (Wed 14 Sep)
Audio Described and Captioned by Miranda Yates (Thu 15 & Thu 22 Sep)

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