Our Fathers
Our Fathers

Written and performed by Rob Drummond & Nicholas Bone

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

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


Our Fathers is a new play inspired by Father and Son, Edmund Gosse’s Victorian memoir about growing up in an evangelical Christian family.  The book charts the gulf which emerged between book-loving Edmund and his father - a preacher and renowned scientist - as Edmund realised he couldn’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 relationship. Rob Drummond, another son of a clergyman, is also looking for answers to a big question of his own.

Our Fathers premiered at the Traverse Theatre on 21st October 2017 and played there for a week. It subsequently toured to Glasgow, Inverness, Banchory, Aberdeen, Greenock, Easterhouse, St Andrews and Peebles.   


Directors   Nicholas Bone & Ian Cameron
Designer Karen Tennent
Lighting designer Simon Wilkinson 
Composer    Scott Twynholm 
Assistant director  Jenna Watt 
Voice director   Ros Steen 


A Magnetic North and Traverse Theatre Company co-production.  


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