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Fatherland
On from 25 May 2018 till 23 Jun 2018
Lyric Hammersmith
by Co-created by Scott Graham for Frantic Assembly, Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens
Genre(s): Drama

Tickets: £15 - £40

About: Fatherland

Songs and stories from a forgotten England

World premiere

Fatherland is a bold, ambitious show about contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions. Created by Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham, Karl Hyde from Underworld and playwright Simon Stephens (Punk Rock, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), this daring collage of words, music and movement will transform the Lyric, animated by a 13-strong cast and a multitude of voices.

Fatherland is a vivid, urgent and deeply personal portrait of 21st-century England at the crossroads of past, present and future. Inspired by conversations with fathers and sons from the trio’s home towns in the heart of the country, the show explores identity, nationality, masculinity – and what it means to belong in a world weighed down by the expectations of others.

Tender and tough, honest and true, Fatherland is a vital and necessary show about what we were, who we are and what we’d like to become.

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Commissioned and produced by Lyric Hammersmith, Manchester International Festival, Frantic Assembly, the Royal Exchange Theatre and LIFT. Supported by PRS for Music Foundation.

Photo: © Perou

Reviews

'Fatherland finds thrilling beauty in the lives of ordinary men'
The Telegraph


'Moving and euphoric'
The Stage


'a fascinating, if not always flattering, portrait of modern masculinity'
Manchester Evening News

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