A depressed stoic father. An independent anxious son. Can they heal their relationship after a traumatic family ordeal?
Statistics show that young people are affected disproportionately with over half of mental health problems, starting by the age of 14, and raising to 75% by age 18. Nearly half of men believe they can't express their feelings.
Father Figurine talks about the fragilities and vulnerabilities in men and young boys by combining poignant spoken word poetry with hip hop dance. It explores the fractured relationship between a father and his son, and their inability to healthily deal with a traumatic event.
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.
Pre & Post-show events
At the start of each show there will be a pre-show performance from the Dance and Drama BA Degree course at Kingston University, who have worked with artistic director Emma-Jane Greig and writer & performer Isaac Ouro-Gnao on a short work with interlinking themes of mental health in young people. Supported by Kingston University and PACE.
At the end of each performance there will be a 15 minute post show discussion, which you are welcome to join.