Fatherhood (by Altered Skin)
The ups and downs of being a dad in an increasingly complex world.
Every performance will include integrated captioning developed by Mark Morreau, a former circus performer turned filmmaker.
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.
Fatherhood features a deaf character who uses BSL as well as 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.
Every performance of Fatherhood includes creative, integrated captions. These will translate spoken and signed languages as well as describe sounds for deaf and hard of hearing audiences. The sound design also reflects the experience of sound by the deaf character.
Starts at 8pm in the Sherling Studio
Lighthouse Arts & Entertainment
21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG
Sat 4 February