Father of Lies

Theatre (horror, thriller)

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  • Sweet Novotel - Novotel 3
  • 21:30
  • Aug 25
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Sweet Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Making a Murderer meets Rosemary's Baby... Father of Lies tells the chilling true story behind a mysterious, unsolved murder in West Germany, 1973. This is a thrilling horror show about haunted priests, jealous widowers and satanic cults. Sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2017/18, London Horror Festival 2017 and Vault Festival 2018. 'Compulsively gripping... A genuinely unique piece of theatre' **** (Stage). 'Devastating' ***** (LondonPubTheatres.com). 'Remarkable' ***** (HorrorHothouseReview.Wordpress.com). **** (TheWeeReview.com). **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). **** (LondonTheatre1.com).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Audience arrive at box office which is on street level. FOH call audience when the show is ready, audience go through double doors to foyer where all three performance spaces are. Audiences are directed to the correct room for their show. The accessible toilet is reached by using the lift in the box office area to the lower level. Any audience member who would like early access or first seating can mention this to box office staff when they arrive.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Tanya Colbo 116 days ago

You cannot miss this show! So unique and absolutely enthralling. Definitely my favourite so far! The audience engagement at the beginning makes you really think throughout the show. Brilliant!

Nick Howells 126 days ago

Great little horror show, small room, good atmosphere, great acts, great interaction at the start to gauge an audience beliefs and own ideas. A very good premise and an intriguing story to unpick. Well done, good show. 3/5

LTW 128 days ago

An intriguing re-telling of a mysterious murder and disappearance through a clever combination of story telling and re-enactment.

Well scripted, the 2 talented actors skilfully engage the audience right from the start, as we warm up to an hour of fine story telling!


Peter McLanachan 128 days ago

If you like creepy stories or the weird and mysterious, this is for you. Very well presented and performed by Steve Griffin and Nathan Jones in a very intimate, darkened room, this is the tale of a murder that took place in Germany in December 1973. Steve and Nathan perform as both themselves and as a couple of the characters in the tale. It is gripping, moving, unsettling and, at points, funny and is well worth your time.

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UK Theatre Web (3/5 stars) 110 days ago

"...a nice entertainment - a bit out of the way but a good way to round off an evening."

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 122 days ago

In a claustrophobic, black sheet-covered room, two men in suits stand at the front, their grim expressions lit by an overhead projector. As the audience settle, one reads aloud from a German letter projected on screen, an old fashioned shutter sound accompanying the change to the next image as a...

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