About the show
Set in present day England, the show explores a changeable landscape of identity, masculinity and nationality and the pressure of society’s expectations. Physical theatre and music drive the stories forward in this stunning, visual staging of our modern world. Constructed using interviews with men in their hometowns and their families, the script captures what people are feeling and thinking today.
Fatherland includes an ensemble of thirteen cast members, including Joseph Alessi, Luke Brown, Matt Cross, Bryan Dick, Emun Elliott, Ankit Giri, Nick Holder, David Judge, Neil McCaul, Tachia Newell, Ferdy Roberts, Luke Rigg and Deka Walmsley. Each night, there will also be a chorus of voices from Manchester joining the cast.
Featuring the songs and stories of a forgotten England, Fatherland is choreographed by Eddie Kay, with design by Jon Bausor, lighting design by Jon Clark and sound design by Ian Rickson for Autograph.
Playing a strictly limited season at the Lyric Hammersmith, Fatherland is the touching and pertinent play about the world’s ever-changing societal pressures. The production runs at the theatre from 25 May to 23 June 2018, with a press night on 31 May 2018. With the theatrical powerhouses behind this show and its great reception at Manchester International Festival last year, this isn’t one to miss.
Recommended forMovement, music and text merge in Frantic Assembly’s innovative style and storytelling. Contemporary theatre audiences and Frantic devotees will want to ensure they catch this show.
Age Recommendations: Suitable for 14+