My Father's Fable
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781839043727Publication Date:
27 Jun 2024
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook, 120 pages ISBN: 9781788508209Publication Date:
27 Jun 2024
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Bush Theatre, London, 2024

My Father's Fable

By Faith Omole

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On Stage at:
Bush Theatre, London
From Sat 15 Jun 2024 to Sat 27 Jul 2024

Peace didn't know what she needed when her father died. Then she found Bolu, her halfbrother from Nigeria, whom she didn't know existed. Filled with grief and a thousand questions, Peace ignores her mother's concerns, and invites Bolu to England. His arrival feels like something clicking into place.

But questions about this stranger's intentions and his mysterious past hang heavy in the air. Desperate to keep her fractured family – and herself – together, Peace must face the fact that the answers she desperately seeks might just lead to everything falling apart.

Faith Omole's play My Father's Fable is a gripping story of grief, belonging, and a family on the edge. It was first performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in 2024, directed by Rebekah Murrell.

'Shall we have a real conversation? I am ready to stop pretending if you are.'

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'Gripping and amusing... satisfyingly well-crafted... The writing is vigorous with understanding and wit'

The Times

'A thriller... delves into identity and complicated family relationships with flair... Omole writes conversation so genuine it feels like we're peering nosily into their home'


'Gripping... packs a punch... had the audience around me gasping out loud... Omole knows how to tell one hell of a story'

Time Out

'Compelling and confident... a heartfelt exploration of families, past and future... My Father's Fable will have you wincing, laughing and gasping out loud in equal measure'


'Really lively and emotionally deep... beautifully written, with enormous perceptiveness and great good humour... My Father's Fable is both fun and a profoundly felt family drama'

Arts Desk

'Emotional and fulfilling'

Reviews Hub

'Wonderfully written... thrilling, gripping and emotive'

Theatre Weekly

'If you're after tension, you'll find it aplenty... a comic thriller that ramps up the tension and keeps the audience guessing... Omole is a talent to be reckoned with, telling stories we all need to hear'

Broadway World

'Marvellous... Omole's writing is authentic and natural... startling, affecting, and incredibly powerful... a roaring success'

All That Dazzles
Paperback,120 pages ISBN: 9781839043727Publication Date:
27 Jun 2024
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,120 pages ISBN: 9781788508209Publication Date:
27 Jun 2024
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
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