The full casting has been announced for Fatherland, a new project by Scott Graham, Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens, which opens at the Lyric Hammersmith in May. The piece is inspired by conversations with fathers and sons in the writers’ hometowns (Corby, Kidderminster and Stockport), and explores identity, nationality and masculinity in modern day Britain. It is written by Stephens, directed by Graham and has compositions by Hyde (all three are credited as ‘co-authors’ of the piece). It runs at the Lyric Hammersmith from 25th May to 23rd June, with an official opening night on 31st May.
Watching Fatherland at the Lyric Hammersmith, you know this very personal play is going to affect everyone in the room very differently. ‘Dad’ is a very personal word; it can conjure feelings of pride, love, loss and regret. What Fatherland does is create a weaving tapestry of what fatherhood means to 15 people interviewed for the piece, from men finding out they are to become dads to the last... Read more