Writer of My Father’s Fable | Meet Faith Omole

Next up in our main house is the world-premiere of My Father’s Fable, the debut play from Olivier Award nominee, Faith Omole.

Here is everything you need to know about the incredibly talented writer and performer behind the production.

She is already an award-winning playwright

Even though My Father’s Fable is her debut production, her play Kaleidoscope recently won the prestigious Alfred Fagon Award, the leading theatre prize for Black playwrights.

She is no stranger to theatre

“Faith Omole is outstanding and a future star to be looked out for” – The Guardian 

Faith is an acclaimed stage actress – she was even nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Standing at the Sky’s Edge by Richard Hawley and Chris Bush at Sheffield Crucible and then the National Theatre.

Watch Faith perform ‘Coles Corner’ from Standing at the Sky’s Edge | National Theatre 

She also shines on the small-screen

Faith is well-known for her leading role in multi-award-winning Channel 4 comedy We Are Lady Parts, which also stars fellow Bush alumni, Anjana Vasan (An Adventure). Season Two premiered in last month, and is available to watch now on Channel 4.

Watch the trailer for We Are Lady Parts | Channel 4

The inspiration for My Father’s Fable struck during lockdown

“It was 2020. I had just done my 5th puzzle and I thought – well this isn’t going to fix the world or help anyone in any way. I had lots of emotions. I haven’t seen my family in a long time – I’m not talking to anyone, I would like to write a play about family and human connection and love.” – Faith describing the writing process.

Theo Ogundipe and Tiwa Lade in rehearsal for My Father’s Fable at Bush Theatre. © Henri T

While the cast of My Father’s Fable promises to introduce some new faces to the Bush, one of the cast may be familiar…

The production sees the return of multi BAFTA Award winner Rakie Ayola to the Bush, who last appeared on our main stage in a production of Caryl Phillips’ play Strange Fruit in 2019.
You may recognise Rakie from TV shows including Noughts + Crosses, Black Mirror and The Pact, as well as an acclaimed run in the BBC’s Casualty.

Rakie Ayola in Strange Fruit at Bush Theatre. © Helen Murray

Opening this month, My Father’s Fable is a gripping story of grief, belonging, and a family on the edge kicks off our new season of work. 

Tickets start from £15 | Click here to find out more