Our Fathers

Date(s) - 11/11/2017
8:00 pm


Magnetic North in a co-production with Traverse Theatre Company present

Our Fathers

Two atheist sons of clergymen are on a quest to find out how we disagree with someone we love.

Our Fathers is a new play inspired by Father and Son, Edmund Gosse’s Victorian memoir about growing up in an evangelical Christian family. The book charts the gulf which emerged between book-loving Edmund and his father – a preacher and renowned scientist – as Edmund realised he couldn’t share his father’s beliefs.

Our Fathers: behind the scenes from Magnetic North on Vimeo.

When his own clergyman father suggested he should read the book, Nicholas Bone assumed it would reveal something about their own relationship. Rob Drummond, another son of a clergyman, is also looking for answers to a big question of his own.

Rob Drummond and Nicholas Bone will be available pre-show to talk to members of the audience.

“Remarkable, multi-layered and utterly gripping.” **** The Guardian on Bullet Catch by Rob Drummond.

Running time 1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)
Strong language. 14+

A Magnetic North and Traverse Theatre Company co-production

Written and performed by Rob Drummond and Nicholas Bone
Directed by Nicholas Bone & Ian Cameron
Designer Karen Tennant
Lighting Simon Wilkinson
Composer Scott Twynholm

Promoter : Magnetic North, Project : Autumn & Winter 2017