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Fatherland


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 writers' home towns in the heart of the country.
Fatherland at Lyric Hammersmith

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Overview


Genre: Play with music

Director:
Scott Graham

Author:
Co-created by Scott Graham for Frantic Assembly, Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens

Production:
Lyric Hammersmith, Manchester International Festival, Frantic Assembly, the Royal Exchange Theatre and LIFT

Music:
Karl Hyde and Matthew Herbert

Running time: 1 hr 30 mins

Age suitability:
14+

Background


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.


Commissioned and produced by Lyric Hammersmith, Manchester International Festival, Frantic Assembly, the Royal Exchange Theatre and LIFT.


Supported by PRS for Music Foundation.


Synopsis


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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Postal address:
Kings Mall
King St
Lyric Square
London W6 0QL

Box office tel: 020 8741 6850

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 25 May 2018

Press night:Thursday 31 May 2018

Closes:Saturday 23 June 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm 31 May)

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Standard:
£15 - £40

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Creatives


Director: Scott Graham
Designer: Jon Bausor
Choreography: Eddie Kay
Lighting: Ian Dickinson for Autograph Sound
Sound: Andrew Howard
Dramaturg: Nick Sidi

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