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'Fathering is not often put in the spotlight' a new Norfolk show focuses on the challenges of fatherhood

A free show about the challenges of fatherhood is set to tour the city and county later this month.

The show, called How's Your Father? focuses on challenged fathers, telling the stories of four men’s experiences as fathers and their encounters with authority.

Each story poses different questions on what it means to be a father, what challenges fathers can face and cause and why fathers matter, for all of us.

Chris Dickerson and Dan Firdd in rehearsal for How's Your Father (51744331)
Chris Dickerson and Dan Firdd in rehearsal for How's Your Father (51744331)

This project is a unique collaboration between popular local theatre company The Common Lot, the UEA school of social work, the Norwich voluntary organisation Menscraft, and Dads Matter, a service for fathers provided by the county council.

The original script and songs have been created using research from the UEA school of social work, conducted by Dr Georgia Philip, and the views of local fathers.

There will be also be a chance for the audience to ask the cast and creators questions and discuss the stories and issues presented.

Simon Floyd, Director of the Common Lot said: “We are very pleased to be presenting this show to audiences in Norfolk. Fathering is not often put under a spotlight and I think we are doing something important: making people think whilst at the same time entertaining them.

"That’s what we are about.”

The performance will be in Lynn at the library on October 22 at 7.30pm.

Funding for How’s Your Father? has been provided by The National Lottery Community Fund, UEA Research Impact fund,the county council and the Geoffrey Watling Foundation.

This is a free show, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Contains strong language - not suitable for younger children.

There are also many performances in Norwich throughout the month.

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