Fatherland at MIF17

Fatherland – a bold new theatre show created by Karl Hyde, Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham and playwright Simon Stephens, focusing on contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions.

Inspired by conversations with fathers and sons from the trio’s home towns in the heart of the country, Fatherland is a survey of life in Britain’s towns today. The show will reinvent the familiar spaces of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, with a cast of 13 men and a remarkable, all-embracing musical score by Karl Hyde and Matthew Herbert.

Fatherland is part of the Manchester International Festival.

Creative Team
Scott Graham Co-Author & Director
Karl Hyde Co-Author & Composer
Simon Stephens Co-Author & Writer
Matthew Herbert Music Producer & Co-Composer &
Jon Bausor Designer
Jon Clark Lighting Designer
Ian Dickinson for Autograph Sound Sound Designer
Anne McNulty CDG Casting Director
Nick Sidi Dramaturg

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival, Frantic Assembly, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith and LIFT