Being a father in the 21st century is complicated. Being the father of a young son of mixed South Indian, Turkish & Austrian heritage, even more so.
Bringing together physical theatre, multilingual spoken text and sign languages, this dynamic and original new work explores the complexities of fatherhood across generations with humour and sensitivity.
Centred around Shane’s everyday, relatable experiences, it follows the lives and journeys of three very different characters, each representing different aspects of fatherhood and reflecting migrant stories from India, Singapore and Turkey, from the 1960s to the present day.
All performances include integral captions.
Fatherhood is supported by Arts Council England, In Good Company, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust and FABRIC
Conceived and created by Shane Shambhu
Dramaturgy: Amit Sharma and Anna Himali Howard
Creative consultancy: Rinkoo Barpaga
Sound design: Gerry Smith
Projection design: Mark Morreau
Researcher: Arzhang Pehzman
Producer: SJ Watkinson
Assistant Producer: Vinitaraj Aulak
Tour dates 2024
7th March Proteus Creation Space, Basingstoke
9th March Barnsley Civic
12th March Edge Hill Arts Centre, Ormskirk
14th March Bridport Arts Centre
16th March Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
21st – 23rd March Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Image credit – Graeme Braidwood