A sensitive, skilful treatment of a complex topic.


This show was a unique collaboration between The Common Lot, the UEA School of Social Work, Menscraft and Norfolk County Council.

The play was created using UEA research on fathers’ experiences of local authority children’s services and the family court, and the views of other local fathers.

We presented four stories about men’s lives as fathers, what happens when they come up against different challenges, and what they discover about being a dad.

Our aim was to open up the conversation about what it means to be a father, what challenges fathers face and why fathers matter, for all of us.

The show was followed by a discussion with its cast and creators, to further explore the issues presented.

Watch the video below to gain an insight into our creative journey for the project!