Today booking opens at the Lyric Hammersmith and LIFT for Fatherland, which opens at the Lyric in May 2018 as part of the Lyric’s Spring/Summer 2018 season and LIFT 2018. This bold new production, by Scott Graham, Karl Hyde and Simon Stephens, focusing on contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions, premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre as part of Manchester International Festival.
This intensely physical production is performed by a 13-strong cast who will be joined by the Chorus of Others, a cacophony of voices, specially formed as part of Fatherland, for the production at the Lyric. Fatherland features exclusive songs and music written by Karl Hyde (Underworld) and Matthew Herbert.
Inspired by conversations with fathers and sons from the three co-creators’ hometowns across England, Corby, Kidderminster and Stockport, Fatherland explores identity, nationality and masculinity. In a vivid and deeply personal portrait of 21st-century England at the crossroads of past, present and future, Fatherland is a show about what we were, who we are and what we try to be. Commissioned and produced by Lyric Hammersmith, LIFT, Manchester International Festival, Frantic Assembly and the Royal Exchange Theatre. Supported by PRS for Music Foundation.
Co-Author & Director Scott Graham
Co-Author & Composer Karl Hyde
Co-Author & Writer Simon Stephens
Designer Jon Bausor
Lighting Designer Jon Clark
Co-Composer & Music Producer Matthew Herbert
Sound Designer Ian Dickinson for Autograph Sound
Choreographer Eddie Kay
Dramaturg Nick Sidi
Casting Director Anne McNulty CDG
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Lyric Square, King Street, London, W6 0QL
Tickets 020 8741 6850 | www.lyric.co.uk | No booking fee
Tickets 020 7968 6808 | www.liftfestival.com
Friday 25 May – Saturday 23 June 2018
Mon-Thu & Sat 7.30pm; Fri 8pm
Also Sat & Wed 2.30pm (excluding Sat 26 May & Wed 30 May. No performance on Mon 28 May)
Free First Night: Friday 25 May at 7.30pm. For more information: www.lyric.co.uk
Previews: Saturday 26 – Wednesday 30 May 2018
Press Performances: Thursday 31 May at 7pm
Preview Tickets: £15, £20 | Tickets: £15, £20, £25, £35, £40.