Conversations with My Father
Written & Performed by Hannah Nicklin
This is a story about Them. This is a story about Us. This is a story about my dad – a retired policeman – and me, a protestor. It’s about fear, bravery, what it feels like to be kettled, Super Ted, The Lone Ranger, policing the people in front of you, and being sent out of class. It’s about working out what matters, and standing up to protect it.
It’s about me, and my Dad.
These are some nice things people have said about it:
“[…] as topical in these days of police ‘kettling’ and undercover provocateurs as it might be timeless in its questioning of the basis of a functioning civic society.” – Wayne Burrows
“simple, effective, and unexpectedly very moving” – Andrew Haydon (on Twitter)
There are also some jokes in it. Because serious things are worth laughing at a little bit.
Mentored and supported by Third Angel. Supported by ARC Stockton, Theatre in the Milll, and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with additional support from Embrace Arts and Sheffield Theatres.