Father the Father

Digital World Premiere: 8 April Available on-demand until 17 April 8pm to 8.45pm.

“The living have a way of haunting the dead” – Gilly Campbell   It is 1973 and Daughter is born to an unwed single mother from Downpatrick but who was her father? 45 years later she begins the journey to find out and discovers that the Derry man is not at all what she expected.

‘Father The Father’ was born out of Gilly Campbell’s need for catharsis in documenting her thoughts, feelings and questions surrounding the search and discovery of her father after 45 years of not knowing who he was, never mind meeting him.   At once sad and hopeful, this is just one story from the dark ages of secrecy that surrounded “illegitimate” children in Ireland. Giving a voice to those who are its legacy, this is a deeply personal tale of one woman’s relationship to her father and the questions she has always wanted to ask him.

Not an ode, but rather a woman taking ownership of the past, her identity and ultimately, her father.   Abigail McGibbon (Sadie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Everything Between Us (Irish Times Best Supporting Actress)) stars in this one-woman play brought to you by the award-winning Prime Cut Productions (Removed, Red, Scorch) and the MAC. Watch the digital world premiere online at 8pm on Thursday 8 April and on-demand until 11:59pm on Saturday 17 April.  

Filmed live in the Upstairs Theatre at the MAC.   How to book for and watch the Digital World Premiere, 8pm 8th April Click the BOOK NOW button and select Thursday 8 April as your date Select the price you wish to pay for your ticket using our ‘pay what you can’ model Follow the basket process through login and payment.

Remember to enter your mobile number if you wish to receive a reminder text link for the show Following booking, you will receive a confirmation email You’ll receive your link to watch the Digital World Premiere via email within 24hrs of show start time Click the link a few minutes before 8pm on Thursday 8 April, where the show will count down and premiere from 8pm – sit back, relax and enjoy from the comfort of your own home You will receive a separate link on Friday 9 April to watch the show on-demand until Saturday 17 April