Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
Luke Brown is currently playing Martin in Frantic Assembly’s new verbatim play FATHERLAND
‘Finds thrilling beauty in the lives of ordinary men’ The Telegraph ★★★★
‘Moving and euphoric’ – The Stage ★★★★
‘It’s a fascinating, if not always flattering, portrait of modern masculinity’ – Manchester Evening News ★★★★
‘Powerful, immediate and stirring’ – The Arts Shelf ★★★★
‘Thrillingly staged’ The Guardian
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), 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 Royal Exchange Theatre, 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+
Fatherland will join LIFT as a part of its 2018 festival season.