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  • Fatherland

    (UK)

    Scott Graham (for Frantic Assembly), Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens

    Lyric Hammersmith

    'A MESSY, MOVING LOOK AT FATHER-SON RELATIONSHIPS'

    ★ ★ ★ ★

    Time Out

    'MOVING AND EUPHORIC'

    ★ ★ ★ ★

    The Stage

    Fatherland is a vivid, urgent and deeply personal portrait of 21st-century England at the crossroads of past, present and future. 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 is animated by a 13-strong cast and a multitude of voices.

    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.

    Fatherland premiered at Manchester International Festival in 2017 at the Royal Exchange Theatre.


    Sat 26 May - Sat 23 June, times vary

    TICKETS £10 - £42

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    'IT IS A BRACING PORTRAIT OF MODERN MASCULINITY'

    ★ ★ ★ ★

    LondonTheatre

    'THEY HAVE CRAFTED FLASHES WITH SEARINGLY HONEST FRAGMENTS OF THESE SPOKEN ACCOUNTS UNDERPINNED BY A SUPERB MUSICAL SCORE THAT CHANNELS EVERYTHING FROM THUMPING DANCEFLOOR EUPHORIA, TRIBAL FOOTBALL CHANTS TO HAUNTING TECHNO-INTROSPECTION.'

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    The Independent

    'FINDS THRILLING BEAUTY IN THE LIVES OF ORDINARY MEN'

    ★ ★ ★ ★

    The Telegraph

    WATCH THE TRAILER

    1 hour 30 mins
    Age guidance 14+

    Tickets from £15, Under 16s: £20 (subject to availability), Schools: £15 (limited availability)
    Groups: £5 off price bands B & C (limited availability). Please contact the Lyric’s Box Office team on 0208 741 6850 for further details.
    The Lyric Hammersmith is a fully accessible building and offers a discounted rate of £15 for those with additional access requirements and their carers, if you would like to discuss your access requirements or book a ticket, please contact the Lyric’s Box Office team on 020 8741 6850.
    Performance times:
    Mon-Thu & Sat 7.30pm; Fri 8pm, also Sat & Wed 2.30pm (excluding Sat 26 May & Wed 30 May. No performance on Mon 28 May)
    Free First Night: Friday 25 May at 7.30pm (tickets only available via lyric.co.uk)
    Previews: Saturday 26 – Wednesday 30 May 2018. Press Night: Thursday 31 May at 7pm
    Tickets booked via liftfestival.com are subject to a £2.50 booking fee per transaction. Tickets can also be purchased directly from the venue at lyric.co.uk, no booking fees apply.For assistance with booking via liftfestival.com, please call the LIFT booking help line on 020 7968 6808 Monday – Friday between the hours of 12.00 & 18.00

    Fatherland

    Commissioned and produced by Lyric Hammersmith, LIFT, Manchester International Festival, Frantic Assembly and the Royal Exchange Theatre. Supported by PRS for Music Foundation.
    Header image: Perou. Production shots: Manuel Harlan
    Thank you to LIFT’s Commissioning Circle