My Father and Other Superheroes’ is a one-hour one-man show, written and performed by me, the central themes of the show are fatherhood, loss, heroes, exile, love and hope. It fuses the art forms of traditional theatre, contemporary spoken word and verse.
I have been invited by the British Council to perform my 1-man-show My Father and Other Superheroes in Black History Week in Oslo on the Theatre boat MS Innvik. The show was initially showcased in 2009 to a sold out audience, it was haled for its participatory activity and the potential to empower people to question themselves and change their relationships with their own fathers, or a celebratory piece of work that moved the audience to tears. As some audience member described:
“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. I think it is a vivid, funny and sometimes painfully honest feat of memory and autobiography.” Charles Beckett, Literature Officer, Arts Council England