Father Figurine

19:30 to 20:45 Fri Sep 20th

Father Figurine presents a timely “message of hope” in response to the rising numbers of young men dealing with mental health issues. This emotive yet uplifting new work uses a mix of spoken word poetry and hip hop dance to explore the fractured relationship between a father and son. Will they be able to share their emotions with each other? Or will they fall into the statistic of nearly half of men believing they can’t express their feelings? Current figures show that 75% of mental illnesses start by 18. Father Figurine questions the stigmas around the mental health of men and boys to find new ways to discuss the fragility and vulnerability that exists within all of us. Body Politic are a hip hop theatre company who are committed to addressing the growing prevalence of mental health issues in young people. Their work isn’t just about raising awareness. It’s a fight to keep mental healthcare at the tip of our tongues and affect real change. Continuous change. Age Guidance: 11+

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