Father Unknown: A Young Dad's Story

A new play exploring young fatherhood made in collaboration with The North East Young Dads and Lads comes to Gala Theatre, Durham and Northern Stage, Newcastle.

Father Unknown tells the story of Alfie who finds out he’s going to be a dad during GCSE Geography. Alfie’s life has mainly consisted of cans of monster, jumping the metro, playing Xbox and narrowly avoiding getting chucked out of class, but things are about to change… and fast.

Father Unknown is a funny, challenging and honest look at young fatherhood made in collaboration with young dads at The North East Young Dads and Lads and Newcastle University.

Playing in Durham and Newcastle over the Father’s day weekend, this ground-breaking and vital piece of theatre is an essential watch - as we experience one young dad’s story.

This show has had a fascinating journey, born from a passion to tell their stories, the young dads at The North East Young Dads and Lads enlisted human geographer Dr Michael Richardson and creative practitioner Jonah York to help produce their story. Both artists have an incredibly close connection with these young men, working in various capacities for the charity for the last three years and have been inspired by the creative potential of these young men and their stories.

Father Unknown is an amalgamation of a selection of young dads who’ve been part of a long term artistic engagement project. These young dads permeate throughout the creative process of Father Unknown, featuring as writers, interviewers, creators and facilitators.

This is more than a show, this is advocacy, youth work and a celebration of parenthood, family and adolescence, the highs, the lows and the undying love each young father has for their child.

For Durham Tickets (Thursday 15 June) CLICK HERE

For Newcastle Tickets (Friday 16/Saturday 17 June) CLICK HERE