Tue 12 & Wed 13 Jun 7pm
Studio £5 (£4) (+50p booking fee)
Director: Juan Ayala and Mike Tweddle
Cast: Sofia Paschou, Bert Roman and Mike Tweddle
Playwright: Brian Mullin
Production Company: Babakas
What would you do if you were asked to become a father in an email? If your Dad thought it was dance school that turned you gay? If you’d never had the chance to see the man behind the mask? A playful and moving search through diaries, bibles, memories and dreams, an imaginative leap across oceans and decades led by three performers whose far-away fathers might just make an appearance.
Following the development of this beautiful piece at First Bite and Bite Size Festivals, we’re joining forces with The Centre for the History of Medicine to bring you a first chance to see the full length version of Our Fathers.
Following each performance, historical advisor Dr Laura King from Warwick Centre for the History of Medicine will host a panel discussion looking at fatherhood in the past and present.
Panel 1 – Tue 12 June: Father Figures Through Time
How perceptions of fatherhood have changed through the 19th and 20th centuries, the persistence of stereotypes and the transmission of ideas through family generations.
Panel 2 – Wed 13 June: Thoroughly Modern Dads?
How fathers interact with their children today, through pregnancy, childbirth and infancy; the rise of stay-at-home dads; gay parenting; and new birth technologies.
For full information see website
Commissioned by China Plate, mac, Warwick Arts Centre and Warwick Centre for The History of Medicine.
Supported by the Wellcome Trust.
Dates & Times
|Tue 12 Jun||Studio||7:00pm|
|Wed 13 Jun||Studio||7:00pm|
Warwick Arts Centre's intimate Studio Theatre space provides a platform for the work of emerging artists as well as many established performers from the worlds of theatre, dance and music.