“There’s one thing no one prepared me for. Not the antenatal classes, the friends or family, even those who were already parents.


This is a show about not babysitting your own kids.


After investigating motherhood in our first show “Wonderwoman”, Notnow Collectives talks fatherhood. It was quite complicated.


DadMan: The Bath-time Warrior deals with the surprise, shock and change brought on by the expectations of fatherhood.


We toured the show to 13 nationwide venues offering both BYOB matinees and evening shows.

So, here is THE TOUR:

The Quarry, Bedford

Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford

Cast, Doncaster

Square Chapel Centre For The Arts, Halifax

Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

BREWHOUSE Arts Centre, Burton upon Trent

MAC, Birmingham

Derby Theatre 


THE EGG, Bath 



Creative team

Arnim Friess (LX and AV design)

Samuel Wilde (set and costume design)

Tim Thomas (composer 1)

Rich Stokes (composer 2)

Vicki Ayres (stage manager)

Philip Holyman (script developing dramaturge)

Claire Bowdler  (audience development officer)

Mothership (Leonie Hart and Rosie Gunn)  – project managers

Sam Baines and Penguin In The Room – marketing and social media

And finally, our magnificent cast:

Marcus Fernando (Dad#1), Alex Gartshore/Stuart Horobin (Dad#2), and a special guest appearance by Tina Hofman (Mum).

DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior was our 2nd show developed with the support from Arts Council England and Sir Barry Jackson Trust Fund, and in partnership with MAC Birmingham, Derby Theatre, Attenborough Arts Centre and Wolverhampton Arena.sustained.

We showed work-in-progress at Camden People’s Theatre, and were programmed on Suitcase Prize at Pulse Festival and Departure Lounge Festival.

What our audience said:

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