Dates and Times
8 March 2014 to 8 March 2014 at 7pm
The recipient of the prestigious Spring Festivals Co-commission 2014 (awarded by the Pulse, Mayfest, Sprint and Night Watch festivals) is My Son & Heir, an anarchic celebration of the everyday heroism of parenthood, set amongst a never-ending mess of plastic, flashing-beeping, bubble-blowing chaos.
Search Party are parents, they have a son born in the same year as ‘Baby Cambridge’, and that’s where the similarities end. My Son & Heir confronts the spectacle of the ‘New Royals’ and their strategic attempts to appear just like us. In a playful examination of the relentlessness of raising children, and the guilt-ridden one-upmanship of mainstream baby culture, Search Party consider what sort of man their son and heir will become.
“Consistently heartfelt and thought-provoking work” – Exeunt theatre magazine
Search Party performed their Versus St Pancras event as part of Sprint 2010. My Son & Heir was commissioned by the Parlour Showrooms, Bristol, made with support from the University of Chichester. Search Party are Associate Artists of The Point, Eastleigh.