My Father and Other Superheroes
Contracted by mac birmingham as an Asscociate Producer specifically to produce My Father and Other Superheroes. Supported by Contact Theatre, Originally developed at Spokelab, Theatre Royal Stratford East, supported by Arts Council England.
The day Nick Makoha realised he was going to become a father, he also realised he had no idea how to be one…
This is one man’s honest revelation of how pop culture raised him in the absence of his father. We follow Nick’s journey as he discovers what it takes for a man to become a hero, and how a hero can be just a man….
My Father and Other Superheroes is a moving and powerful story about the journey from childhood to fatherhood. Set across continents and eras, it follows one man’s struggle to come to terms with the responsibilities of being a parent and his confrontation with his own father’s absence.
'it’s a beautiful story worth telling. Makoha’s physical performance is astonishing, from lonely eight-year old to alter ego KnightWarrierNinjaKing, he becomes the characters in his story through simple, powerful movement, light and shade.' The Public Reviews
'Telling such a personal story could have run the risk of alienating an audience that might not entirely relate to him. However, Makoha’s use of humour and emotion, forced the audience to move from observing to psychologically engaging with the piece with highly successful results.' Uoblogfest
mac birmingham | Contact, Manchester | Arc, Stockton-Upon-Tees | Albany, London
Nick has continued to develop and tour the project in subsequent years.
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