A Magnetic North and Traverse Theatre Company co-production
Our Fathers

World Premiere

1st - 4th November 2017

Untitled design (86)

Two atheist sons of clergymen are on a quest to find out how we disagree with someone we love.

Our Fathers is inspired by Father and Son, Edmund Gosse’s Victorian memoir about growing up in a Christian family. The book charts the gulf between Edmund and his father - a preacher and renowned scientist - as Edmund realises he didn't share his father’s beliefs.

When his own clergyman father suggested he should read the book, Nicholas Bone assumed it would reveal something about their own relationship. Rob Drummond, another son of a clergyman, is also looking for answers to a big question of his own.

Watch the behind-the-scenes video here

Written by Rob Drummond & Nicholas Bone
Directed by Nicholas Bone & Ian Cameron
Designed by Karen Tennent
Lighting Simon Wilkinson
Composer Scott Twynholm

Supported by Creative Scotland

Image: Mihaela Bodlovic


'a dramatic prayer that honours where both men have come from even as eternal questions remain.' **** The Herald

'a fascinating 75-minute meditation' **** The Scotsman

'Our Fathers' careful dialogue suggests that while truth is an essential part of any close relationship' **** The List

'Remarkable, multi-layered and utterly gripping' **** The Guardian on Bullet Catch

'Works beautifully' The Scotsman on Walden

'Daft and instantly loveable' The Guardian on Pass the Spoon

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