Our Father


Our Father

Guild Theatre, Level 1
Union House

Parkville campus

Booking not required

The truth can rewrite your past.

In light of the recent Royal Commission into Institutional Child Abuse, Our Father dives into the psychology of a family turned upside down. From emerging writer Lucy Holz and director Meg Taranto, this show rejects the victim-perpetrator narrative of abuse, and instead gives affected families a voice.

A man who is a father, a husband and an ex teacher is about to be convicted, leaving his wife and children to come to terms with who they have been sharing their lives with. As their world is capsised and their memories manipulated they all begin to question; are you guilty for keeping someone else’s secret? Mistrust and guilt seep into relationships and both loyalty and culpability are tested, for no-one is safe from their past.

A debut production from writer and performer Lucy Holz, first developed in 2018 as part of the Union House Theatre’s Writer in Residency Program, where it was given a staged reading in the Guild Theatre. An excerpt of the show was selected for the 2018 Tastings Festival, with the performance receiving Union House Theatre’s Outstanding Writing Award.

Tickets: Full $10 / Concession $8

Part of Guild Fringe at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Presented by Feral Cat Theatre. Written by Lucy Holz. Directed by Meg Taranto.

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