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Themes of fatherhood explored at Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Stephen Beggs will be bringing his one-man show about fatherhood to Seamus Heaney HomePlace on Saturday November 4.

BELFAST actor, writer, director and comedian Stephen Beggs will be bringing his one-man show about fatherhood to Seamus Heaney HomePlace on Saturday November 4.

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 childrens' lives?

Stephen Beggs explores all these questions in a show partly inspired by his relationship with his late father and having a child of his own.

"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," commented one audience member.

Stephen Beggs 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 Seamusheaneyhome.com.

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