The Mother

By Florian Zeller, in a new translation by Christopher Hampton



**Please note that the majority of performances of The Mother are now sold out.
Any returned tickets will be made available 1 hour
in advance of every performance, in person from the Box Office**

Fundraising Performance – Thu 10 March

Book now for our special Fundraising Performance of The Mother on Thursday 10 March at 7:30pm. Along with your ticket to the show, you will receive a programme for the production, a complimentary drink at our drinks reception, and access to a post-show Q&A with members of the cast and creative team. All proceeds from the evening will go towards the Tricycle’s Artistic and Creative Learning projects.

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.

five_stars_small‘Scorching’ The Stage

FOUR STARS ‘Transfixing’ The Sunday Times

FOUR STARS ‘McKee gives a first-rate performance’ The Guardian

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

FOUR STARS ‘Gina McKee is superb’ Evening Standard

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

FOUR STARS ‘Gina McKee is terrific’ Financial Times 

FOUR STARS ‘Completely captivating, as absorbing as a thriller’ The Times

FOUR STARS ‘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

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

FOUR STARS ‘Rivetingly played’ The Arts Desk

Meet the cast:


Richard Clothier, Gina McKee, Frances McNamee, William Postlethwaite


Watch the trailer [contains some strong language]:


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2 Responses for “The Mother”

  1. Brian Wilson Says:

    Saw The Mother in February – Gina McKee brilliant, powerful performance with great supporting actors. Strong stuff and a ‘must see’ for anyone who enjoys a really good evening at the Theatre. Tricycle a quirky venue with friendly staff.

  2. Judi Smith Says:

    Absolutely gripping theatre….one of those plays that was so totally absorbing that I was on the edge of my seat….so cleverly staged and fantastically well interpreted… really were left wondering what was real and what was imagined…the whole cast were amazing but Gina McKee was superb…a woman on the edge

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Support Our Capital Project
Thu 21 Jan 2016 - Sat 12 Mar 2016

£14 - £28

Concessions available on all performances.

Mon - Sat at 7.30pm

Wed at 2pm (from 3 Feb)
Sat at 3pm (from 30 Jan)

Under 26? £10 Trike Tickets available 21 Jan - 4 Feb. Limited availability.

Post Show Q&A: 2 Feb
(Included in ticket price)

Audio Described
Tue 9 Feb at 7.30pm (Touch tour at 6pm)

Thu 25 Feb at 7.30pm

Running Time: 85 minutes, no interval

Age guidance: 14+



Richard Clothier
Gina McKee
Frances McNamee
William Postlethwaite


Written by Florian Zeller

Translated by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Laurence Boswell

Designed by Mark Bailey

Lighting Designed by Colin Grenfell

Sound Designed and composed by Jon Nicholls