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Our Fathers


Our Fathers is the debut show from Babakas, co-produced by myself and Thomas Wildish, Commissioned by China Plate, mac, Warwick Arts Centre and the Warwick Centre for the History of Medicine. Supported by Arts Council England.



Mike’s dead dad’s friend’s daughter wants him to father her child. His boyfriend Bert isn’t convinced.

Their housemate Sofia has her own fish to fry. She needs to find a man before it’s too late, but her dad keeps getting in the middle.

A journey through fatherhood past and present, full of inventive comedy and unforgettable emotion.


★★★★ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ Exeunt Magazine
★★★★ A Younger Theatre





March - June 2013

mac birmingham | The Carriageworks, Leeds | Rich Mix, London | Cambridge Junction | Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton | Ilkley Playhouse| GIFT, Gateshead | Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham | The Lowry, Salford.


August 2013
Summerhall, Main Hall (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)


May – June 2014
Salisbury Arts Centre | Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury | Create Theatre, Mansfield | HUB @ Slung Low, Leeds | Stamford Arts Centre | South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell | Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax | The Civic, Barnsley | Pulse Festival, Ipswich | The Mill at the Pier, Wigan | Beirut Spring Festival | Battersea Arts Centre, London


images © Graeme Braidwood

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