Declan Bennett to lead cast of Fatherland at Lyric Hammersmith

Declan Bennett

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.

Declan Bennet, who can currently be seen at the Menier Chocolate Factory in Kiss of the Spider Woman, will play Scott, Mark Arends (Old Fools, Southwark Playhouse) will play Karl and Nyasha Hatendi (King Charles III, Almeida) will play Simon.

The cast also includes Joe Alessi (Alan), Luke Brown (Martin), Craig Stein (Luke), Ankit Giri (Samir), Michael Begley (Mel), David Judge (Daniel), Neil Mccaul (Graham), Tachia Newall (Craig), Luke Rigg (Jack) and James Doherty (Steven).

The piece, commissioned and co-produced by the Lyric, LIFT, Manchester International Festival, Frantic Assembly and the Royal Exchange Theatre, has designs by Jon Bausor, lighting by John Clark, Choreography by Eddie Kay and sound design by Ian Dickinson.

Fatherland is at the Lyric Hammersmith from 25th May to 23rd June.

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