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

An Internationaal Theater Amsterdam production in association with Young Vic

Who Killed My Father

Adapted by Ivo van Hove
from the book by Édouard Louis

Tue-Sat, 7.30pm
Sat matinee, 2.30pm

Preview: Wed 7 Sep, 7.30pm


Previews: £40/£30/£22.50/£12.50

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★★★★ "Powerful...This is unmissable theatre" The Guardian

★★★★ "A tour de force" The Telegraph

★★★★ "A delicately devastating piece" Time Out

★★★★ "Hans Kesting’s brilliant physical performance anchors this gripping one-man show" Evening Standard

Is it normal to be ashamed of loving?

Returning home to the small, conservative town in the north of France where he grew up as a gay teenager, a son finds his dying father virtually unrecognisable from years of alcoholism, social deprivation and grueling manual labour. He starts to wonder: who’s responsible?

This UK premiere is adapted and directed by the award-winning Ivo van Hove from the anger-soaked, internationally acclaimed book by Édouard Louis.

Who Killed My Father is a furious indictment of the political elite, and a son’s declaration of love. This is a rare opportunity to see Hans Kesting perform the production in English.

Who Killed My Father is generously supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

  • 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, haze, smells of oil and BBQ, strobe lighting, and loud music.

  • Running Time


    Approx. 1 hour and 30 mins (no interval)

  • Programme

  • Audio Introduction

  • Pre-Show Information (PDF Version)

Photographer Jan Versweyveld
Design Feast Creative

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 & free Touch Tours at 6pm
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)
BSL Interpreter Jacqui Beckford
Audio Described and Captioned by Miranda Yates (Thu 15 & Thu 22 Sep)

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