By Scott Graham, Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens

Created by Frantic Assembly's Scott Graham, Karl Hyde from Underworld and playwright Simon Stephens (Punk RockThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Fatherland is a bold, ambitious show about contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions. This daring collage of words, music and movement will transform the Lyric Hammersmith, 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.

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

Suitable for ages 14+

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Lyric Hammersmith

25 May - 23 June
020 8741 6850
Co-Author & Director: Scott Graham
Co-Author & Composer: Karl Hyde
Co-Author & Writer: Simon Stephens
Designer: Jon Bausor
Lighting Designer: Jon Clark
Co-Composer & Music Producer: Matthew Herbert
Sound Designer: Ian Dickenson for Autograph Sound
Vocal Coach: Beth Allen
Dramaturg: Nick Sidi
Casting Director (RET): Anne McNulty CDG
Casting Director (Lyric): Will Burton CDG


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Music from Fatherland
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Resource Pack Fatherland
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Script & T-Shirt Bundle £40 (Things I Know To Be True, Beautiful Burnout, Fatherland, Hymns and Othello)
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Script Fatherland £6.50