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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.

Bringing together physical theatre rooted in the Indian performing artform Bharatanatyam and multilingual spoken text and sign languages, Fatherhood explores the cultural & gender expectations on fathers and what it means to be responsible for a child navigating an increasingly complex world.

Drawing from personal experience with contributions from participants from differing cultural backgrounds, the piece also explores how the migrant experience has influenced fathers and fathering across different generations.

The piece features three characters, each reflecting different experiences of fatherhood in their own individual performance language to create three different narratives leading to a highly dynamic and original work.

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.

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.

Fatherhood is supported by Arts Council England, In Good Company, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust and FABRIC

Important information

Running time:
75 mins (approx.)

Age guideline:


All performances feature integrated captions.


Post show talk: Thu 21 Mar


Trigger warnings:

Contains references to physical violence and camera flashes.

Please note – most of our productions feature flashing lights and loud sounds.

If you require this information prior to booking, please check back for updates or call our Box Office on 01752 267222


Membership information:

Did you know our Friend Members can get £4 off Price Band A on 2 tickets for all performances of Fatherhood. Add a Friend Membership to your basket and claim this offer now or check out our other Membership options!

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