28 Jan - 15 Apr 2015
My Father and Other Superheroes by Nick Makoha
National tour

My Father and Other Superheroes My Father and Other Superheroes

This is the story of a poet who revisits his childhood when he learns that he is going to have a baby. For Nick Makoha, superheroes such as Superman, Spider-Man and Luke Skywalker had inadvertently provided the blueprints of how to be a good dad in the absence of his real father. In a highly physical piece, Nick illustrates his personal journey from being smuggled out of his home country of Uganda at a young age, to life in the UK, Saudi Arabia and Kenya, learning what it takes to truly become a hero.

This UK tour builds on the success of sold out runs at the Southbank Centre and Unicorn Theatre. As a special treat, audiences will receive a free graphic novel version of the show, created by former Marvel Comics and DC Comics illustrator Mike Collins, who has worked on such venerable titles as X-Men, Captain America, Batman, Spider-Man and the Doctor Who graphic novels.

Director Benji Reid

Tour Listings

28 Jan Stahl Theatre, Cambridge
West Street, Peterborough, PE8 4EJ
7.45pm | £9.50
www.oundleschool.org.uk/arts/theatre | 01832 273930

18 Feb Brent Cultural Centre, London
311a Alexandra Avenue, Harrow, HA2 7DX
2:30pm | Free
www.brentcouncilarts.eventbrite.co.uk | 0208 937 1234

17 March Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre
Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1RX
8pm | £12/£10 Concs
www.leightonbuzzardlibrarytheatre.co.uk | 0300 300 8125

19 – 22 March Polka Theatre, London
240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1SB
£13.50 19-20 March (Time TBC); 21and 22 March (2pm and 5pm)
www.polkatheatre.com | 020 8543 4888

4 April Greentop Circus, Sheffield
Saint Thomas Building, 74 Holywell Road, S4 8AS
2pm | £6/ £5 Concs/ £20 family
www.greentop.org | 0114 244 8828

11 April Carriageworks, Leeds
The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, LS2 3AD
2pm | £8/ £6 Concs/ £24 family
www.leeds.gov.uk/carriageworks | 0113 224 3801

23 April The Drum, Birmingham
144 Potters Lane, Birmingham, B6 4UU
7:30pm | £8/£6 Concs
www.the-drum.org.uk | 0121 333 2400

Info: My Father and Other Superheroes by Nick Makoha is on tour from 28 January to 15 April 2015. Further info

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