Nick Makoha presents My Father and Other Superheroes here on Wed 29 Feb at 7.30pm, followed by Lies About My Father from Phil Ormrod. The combined ticket price for both shows is £10 & C:£8 . Tickets can be purchased from ARC Box Office: 01642 525199 or via the “drama” or “spoken word” page.
Nick Makoha & Phil Ormrod will be performing separate pieces around fatherhood and the various issues it can sometimes entail in a double bill of entertainment within one evening at ARC’s Theatre.
1: My Father & Other Superheroes:
The day Nick Makoha realised he was going to become a father, he also realised he had no idea how to be one. My Father and Other Superheroes is one man’s honest revelation of how pop culture raised him in the absence of his father. Audiences will 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.
This moving and powerful story about the journey from childhood to fatherhood is set across continents and eras, following one man’s struggle to come to terms with the responsibilities of being a parent and his confrontation with his own father.
2: Lies About My Father:
Lies About My Father by Phil Ormrod tells the story of Phil, who, once upon time, told a lot of lies. This caused more problems than he had anticipated, and wracked with guilt, having alienated his friends, his family, and most of the staff at Tesco, he ran away for a day and a half, intending to spend the rest of his life as a wandering minstrel (or something). When he realises it was actually all his dad’s fault, it changes everything. This one man show is about the stories we tell the world to get what we want from it, the difficulties of being a father or a son, and the impossibility of growing up.