Who killed my father (GB) – The Young Vic x Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

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

Over the sound of a ghostly electronic choir, Kesting begins the show embodying both the troubled Louis and his dad: the wheezing, ruined physical wreck of the present and the imposing figure of Louis’s childhood, who punched holes in the walls to stop himself punching his family.

Time out

 George Dhauw’s eclectic soundscape – thumping beats one moment, Celine Dion the next – effectively sets the tone for each section.

The arts desk

Designer Jan Versweyveld uses many exquisite theatrical methods to convey the emotion of the text, some beautiful smoke and lighting effects truly help in heightening moments of already intense emotion. This is further aided by George Dhauw’s sound design/composition, which is both subtle and extremely powerful all at once, complimenting the profound performance wonderfully.