We are thrilled to announce Fatherland our commission with Manchester International Festival, Frantic Assembly, Lyric Hammersmith and LIFT. 

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Following on from the sold-out, critically acclaimed production of THE SKRIKER we continue our collaboration with MIF in 2017. 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 13-strong cast and a multitude of voices.

Scott Graham headshot by Warren Orchard

Scott Graham, Frantic Assembly

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Karl Hyde, Underworld

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Simon Stephens, Playwright

FATHERLAND is a vivid, urgent and deeply personal portrait of 21st-century Britain 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.

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