The Forest

Florian Zeller
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Date Published
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He can’t help himself and he plunges into the forest… until the moment it dawns on him: night has fallen and he is completely lost.

Pierre finds himself at a turning point, tormented by the conflicting demands of family, career and sexual desire. His struggle to resolve this crisis, without fracturing his marriage or compromising his comfortable way of life, is explored in original and unsettling ways.

Florian Zeller’s raw and mysterious play, translated by Christopher Hampton, premieres at Hampstead Theatre, London, in February 2022.

I’m telling you a story, if that’s all right by you. Apparently you’ve no objection to telling stories yourself. Am I right?


Florian Zeller is a French novelist and playwright. He won the prestigious Prix InteralliĂ© in 2004 for his third novel, Fascination of Evil. His plays include L’Autre, Le Manège, Si tu mourais, nominated for a Globe de Cristal, Elle t’attend and La VĂ©ritĂ©. La Mère (The Mother, Molière Award for Best Play in 2011) and Le Père (The Father, Molière…

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