Tuesday 3rd October, 8pm
Being a father in the 21st century is complicated. Being the father of a young son of mixed South Indian, Turkish & Austrian heritage, even more so.
Three very different stories of being a dad, and having a dad are brought together with humour and sensitivity, through physical theatre and multilingual text.
Centred around everyday, relatable experiences, this original new work explores fatherhood across continents and accross generations from the 1960s to the present day. “Puts the challenges of modern parenting & complexities of the migrant experience in the spotlight it deserves with intelligence, humanity & compassion” Pulse Connects
Fatherhood features a deaf character who uses BSL as well as his own home language, a version of sign language that individual families and communities develop, often where deaf and hearing people need to communicate.
The show also features several different spoken languages, Turkish, Malayalam, Tamil and German.
Access: Every performance of Fatherhood includes creative, integrated captions. These will translate spoken and signed languages as well as describe sounds for deaf and hard of hearing audiences. The sound design also reflects the experience of sound by the deaf character.
Running time: 70 minutes
Content warnings: Occasional references to physical violence, camera flashes
Fatherhood is part of the Take Your Seats initiative from House Theatre. Audiences can enjoy 2 tickets for the price of 1 on tickets to this show using promo code SEATS. There are limited tickets available at this price to support those struggling with the current cost of living. If you are able to purchase tickets at full price please do so.
*A £1.50 booking fee applies per ticket when booking online and in person. The booking fee covers costs charged to the charity for the booking system and payment processing.