The Marlowe
Altered Skin


The ups and downs of being and having a dad in an increasingly complex world.

Being a father in the 21st century is complicated. Being the father of a young son of mixed South Indian, Turkish & Austrian heritage, even more so.

Three very different stories of being and having a dad are brought together with humour and sensitivity, through physical theatre and multilingual text.

Centred around everyday, relatable experiences, this original new work explores the cultural & gender expectations on fathers across generations from the 1960s to the present day.

Drawing from personal experience with contributions from participants from differing cultural backgrounds, the piece also explores how the migrant experience has influenced fathers and fathering across different generations.

Conceived and created by Shane Shambhu

All performances include creative integrated captions.

Recommended 12yrs+
Contains camera flashes and occasional references to physical violence.

Supported by

Arts Council England, In Good Company, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust and FABRIC