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Who Killed My Father

Saturday, May 20, 2023 , 7:30 pm

surrogate presents Who Killed My Father, based on the book by Édouard Louis, translated by Lorin Stein and adapted and directed for stage by Nora Wardell.

Growing up gay in a small town in France, Édouard endured the violence and homophobia of his alcoholic, right-wing father, a factory worker.

In 2000, his father suffered an accident in the workplace which left him bed-bound and on morphine for the pain. Now, Édouard confronts his father, uncovering a startling connection between political decisions and his father’s broken body.

Édouard’s anger transforms to compassion as his father’s capacity for violence appears to be the product of years of social brutality. Louis sets about rewriting the recent social and political history of France, exposing how the consequences of neo-liberal ‘reforms’ inflicted on the lives of workers are lived out in their own bodies.

Who Killed My Father is an intimate declaration of love from son to father and a defiant call for social justice.

PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED: surrogate are offering a free preparatory workshop for Who Killed My Father on Friday 19th May, 2-5pm here at Universal Hall. Please scroll to the end of this listing for details on how to book.

Ages 16 +

‘Confronts the role of rampant class inequality.’
★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Powerful staging of Édouard Louis’ devastating third book … [with] an honest, engaging solo performance.’
★★★★ The Stage

Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland

QUI A TUÉ MON PÈRE Copyright ã 2018, Édouard Louis All rights reserved WHO KILLED MY FATHER, by Édouard Louis, translated by Lorin Stein, copyright © 2018 by Édouard Louis, translation copyright © 2019 by Lorin Stein. Translation used by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.

£12 General Admission | £10 Concessions *

* We are offering a free carer/companion ticket for any disabled or wheelchair-user audience members throughout our shows this season. Please note that it is helpful if this is booked in advance via the WeGotTickets website, so that we can ensure that there is adequate accessible seating reserved on the day/night of the event.

Wheelchair access, or entry for people with a disability is available from the side entrance, by the Phoenix Café.

Tickets for our Spring/Summer 2023 events can also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Shop, Findhorn. These will be available for purchase from mid-February.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PHOENIX CAFE WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR THIS EVENT

CANCELLED: Introducing … Who Killed My Father – Friday 19th May 2-5pm, Universal Hall

A preparatory theatre workshop on Who Killed My Father which will give the participants an opportunity to explore the play, its staging and relate the core dramatic conflicts to their own life experiences.
This workshop is free to ticket-holders for the theatre show and is for those who are 16 years of age or older. Space is limited to 12 places. Please email uhallpromo@gmail.com to book.

Universal Hall

The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
01309691170