Belfast actor, writer, director and comedian Stephen Beggs will be bringing his celebrated one-man show about one of life’s most important experiences – fatherhood – to Seamus Heaney HomePlace for two shows on Saturday 4 November.
My Father’s Chair is a funny and moving performance for families about the nature of fatherhood. What does it mean to have a Dad? What does it mean to be a Dad? What makes the relationship between Dads and kids unique and special? How does society view the role of fathers in children’s lives? As a theatre maker and a father himself, Stephen Beggs explores all these questions, creating a funny, challenging and emotional journey for audiences along the way.
The show was partly inspired by Stephen’s relationship with his late father and his own experience of having a child. As an audience member commented on the show: “You told your story and by doing so evoked memories good and sad for the adults, while showing children how their parents were once so like them”.
Stephen is a regular visitor to Seamus Heaney HomePlace and directed local school students in a performance for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall during their visit to the centre earlier this year. On bringing My Father’s Chair to Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Stephen says:
“Family and the relationship between father and son are major themes in Seamus Heaney’s poetry so I am delighted to be bringing My Father’s Chair to his spiritual home.”
Tickets for My Father’s Chair at Seamus Heaney HomePlace on Saturday 4 November at 11am and 2pm are £5/£3 concession and can be booked online at www.seamusheaneyhome.com