Co-created by Scott Graham for Frantic Assembly, Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens
Songs and stories from a forgotten England
Co-Author & Director
Co-Author & Composer
Co-Author & Writer
Music Producer & Co-Composer
Ian Dickinson for
Anne McNulty CDG
Fatherland was 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 transformed the Royal Exchange Theatre, animated by a 13-strong cast and a multitude of voices.
A vivid, urgent and deeply personal portrait of 21st-century England at the crossroads of past, present and future, Fatherland was inspired by conversations with fathers and sons from the trio’s home towns in the heart of the country, exploring identity, nationality, masculinity – and what it means to belong in a world weighed down by the expectations of others.
‘The use of movement and song turns material into something genuinely moving and at time euphoric’ The Stage – 4 STARS
Fatherland will be at the Lyric, Hammersmith as part of London’s LIFT Festival from 25 May – 23 June 2018