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My Father and Other Superheroes: is Nick Makoha’s 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. This production was originally developed at Spokelab, Theatre Royal Stratford East. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Nick Makoha appears in association with Southbank Centre and Nimble Fish. Directed by Benji Reid.

‘A fantastic piece of theatre…Makoha’s performance is raw and captivating’ – UoBlogfest

Workshop Opportunities: The Hero in You

The Hero in You is a collection of workshops and outreach activity that can be tailored to work in a range of settings including schools, youth groups, community groups and businesses.

The Hero in You aims to creatively source the ingredients of successful heroic icons by answering the question “What makes them fit for purpose?” All workshops are around the themes of fatherhood, identity, heroes, poetry and drama, aiming to demystify the myth behind popular icons. Each workshop will find a bespoke way of investigating the ingredients of a Hero. This combines with the show’s social aim to expand on the themes of being a father and to celebrate fatherhood. These workshops are available for a variety of age groups and levels. Please direct enquiries to Nimble Fish