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Tuesday 12 March 2024



£10 / £8 concessions / Free for EHU Students / Free for schools and colleges


The Arts Centre

An image of a father and daughter.

Tuesday 12 March 7.30pm

Altered Skin present Fatherhood

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 rooted in the Indian performing artform Bharatanatyam and multilingual spoken text and sign languages, Fatherhood explores the cultural & gender expectations on fathers and what it means to be responsible for a child navigating an increasingly complex world.

Drawing from personal experience with contributions from participants from differing cultural backgrounds, the piece also explores how the migrant experience has influenced fathers and fathering across different generations.

The piece features three characters, each reflecting different experiences of fatherhood in their own individual performance language to create three different narratives leading to a highly dynamic and original work.

Every performance of Fatherhood includes creative, integrated captions that will translate the spoken and signed languages and describe sounds for deaf and hard of hearing audiences. The sound design also reflects the experience of sound by the deaf character.
Fatherhood features a deaf character who uses his own home language, a version of sign language that individual families and communities develop, often where deaf and hearing people need to communicate. The show also features several different spoken languages, Turkish, Malayalam, Tamil and German.

Fatherhood is supported by Arts Council England, In Good Company, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust and FABRIC.

Age guidance 12+. Run time 75 minutes. Occasional strong language, references to physical violence


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Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions
Free for EHU Students
Free for schools and colleges

Who is this event for?

Current staff Current students General public