We are really excited to announce that our first national tour – Body Politic Spring Tour 2019 – is just around the corner!
After being successfully funded, we’ll be touring the country with our ‘moving and brave’ work Father Figurine.
Catch us at any one of these venues and follow our journey!
Tour Venues & Dates
Omnibus Theatre, Clapham – Friday 4 January and Saturday 5 January
Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot – Thursday 28 February
Mill Arts Centre, Banbury – Friday 8 March
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough – Friday 15 March
Stratford Circus, London – Tuesday 19 March & Wednesday 20 March
Importantly, figures show that 75% of mental illnesses start before a child reaches their 18th birthday, while 50% of mental health problems in adults begin before the age of 15; 10% of children aged 5-16 have been diagnosed with a mental health problem; and 75% of young people with a mental health problem are not receiving treatment because of long waiting lists.
In short, Father Figurine explores a fractured father-son relationship with the drive to bring these figures to light and empower men and boys. Will the two 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?
We’re excited to share this ‘brave and moving’ show with five venues across the country. We will also work with some of the tour venues and local young people – between 11-21 years old – to feature as curtain raisers.
We’ll be sharing such an important message about mental health. That’s what’s really exciting about this tour!