Greg Klerkx

Sep 282015

Apologies galore, but the bespoke site for My Father and Other Superheroes appears to have been hacked. We’re still sorting this out, but do pay attention when Google alarmingly tells you not to open it. We’ll sort it ASAP.

That said, October is an exciting MFOS month with three shows that will close out the tour. Here they are, with booking links that won’t blow up your laptop…hope to see you there!

Friday 2 October – Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead, 8 p.m.

Thursday 15 October – Pegasus Theatre, Oxford, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday 18 October – Hillingdon Literary Festival, London, 6:30 p.m.

Jul 272015

Ah, what an evening it was…a sultry summer Southbank Saturday, and a sold-out house to witness the emergence of five shiny, startlingly beautiful pieces of performance by the participants in Re:Play. We were lucky enough to be part of Poetry International 2015, one of the world’s most venerable poetry events – it was founded by Ted Hughes, don’t ya know – yet still one of the edgiest.

In many ways, Saturday’s event was the end of a long road that began last autumn and has involved masterclasses, scratch sessions, writing rewriting and more writing and rewriting, tears and fears, and a tremendous amount of creative verve.

Big props to all of our Re:Players: Ria Hartley, Gael Le Cornec, Afshan Lodhi, Lucy Sheen, and Yomi Sode. Thanks also to the eminent poets, performers and writers who’ve given them, and us, guidance along the way: Ola Aminashawun, John Berkavitch, Inua Ellams, Stacy Makishi, Polarbear, and Lemn Sissay.

You haven’t heard the last of Re:Play, and there’ll be pix and vids coming soon. Not an ending, then, but for now we’re going to bask a bit longer in its wondrous beginning.

May 112015

We are so very excited to announce that Nimble Fish will be working with boundary-pushing performer Debs Newbold to produce her new work, Lost in Blue. Debs is the real deal: remarkable performer, gifted writer, and all-around lovely person. We could blah blah more here, but see for yourself in this short clip from Debs’ last show, Under Her Skin. And don’t miss your chance to catch the last major work-in-progress preview of Lost in Blue – Wednesday 27 May at the Roundhouse.

Mar 112015

You’ll see it on our homepage, but it’s just so good we have to share it twice! Click below to launch the My Father and Other Superheroes motion comic, built by Madefire and based on the popular MFOS graphic novel by Freakhouse Graphics. It works like a video game: your clicks determine your journey through the comic. Make sure you turn up the volume to hear the show music with each panel!