Becoming a dad for the first time can be a pretty daunting experience – especially if you haven’t got any male role models to turn to.
So what better substitutes than superheroes?
That’s the premise behind My Father and Other Superheroes, a one-man play being performed at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre on Tuesday, March 17.
The day Nick Makoha realises he is going to become a father, he also realises that he has no idea how to be one.
Spending most of his life without a father figure, Nick realises that Superman, Luke Skywalker and Spider Man (among others) have filled that role as he grew up, inadvertently providing the blueprints of how to be a good father.
My Father and Other Superheroes follows Nick’s journey – from being smuggled out of his home country of Uganda at a young age, to the UK, Saudi Arabia and Kenya – to learn what it takes to truly become a hero.
Tackling the universal subjects of fatherhood, loss, heroes and hope by innovatively fusing storytelling, physical theatre and contemporary spoken word in a powerful one-hour performance, My Father and Other Superheroes is perfect for all ages – parents or not.
The play starts at 8pm and tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions).
To book, visit www.leightonbuzzardlibrarytheatre.co.uk or call 0300 300 8125.
The following day (Wednesday, March 18, the theatre hosts a James Goff Big Band Charity Concert in aid of Leighton-Linslade mayor Ray Berry’s charities.
Book tickets via the box office on 0300 300 8125.