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.
With this show audience development became the focus of our work, and in each of the partner venues we recruited a Parent Ambassadors for our BYOB theatre experience.
We toured the show to 13 nationwide venues offering both BYOB matinees and evening shows.
This is a show about not babysitting your own kids.
DadMan is a warrior. He stands strong at the gates of an ideal Birth-Plan and sings the blues about Being The Only Man At A Parent And Baby Group. He courageously navigates the precipices of School Runs. DadMan enters the contest for the title of The Breadwinner armed with swords and Lego.
This show is partly quiz, partly story intertwined with live music and original songs, partly total fantasy where DadMan dives in and out of the bathtub, running into Trust, Breasts, Flexi-Hours, Soft Play Areas and Sex (not necessarily in that order, or at the same time!).
Finally, DadMan realises there is another, much bigger mountain to climb.
Creating DadMan was both exhausting and fun! To see more, check our photo gallery here.
So, here is THE TOUR:
9th June – The Quarry, Bedford, 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm BOOK
10th June – Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester. 2 pm and 7 pm BOOK
27th June – Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford. 1.30 pm and 7.30 pm BOOK
25th October – Cast, Doncaster 2 pm and 7.30 pm
1st November at 8 pm and 2nd November at 2 pm – Square Chapel Centre For The Arts, Halifax
7th November – Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton. 1.30 pm and 7.30 pm
BREWHOUSE Arts Centre, Burton upon Trent BOOK
31st January 2019 – 1.30 and 7.30 pm
MAC, Birmingham BOOK
1st February – 11 am and 1 pm
DERBY THEATRE BOOK
3rd February – 2 pm and 6 pm
FARNHAM MALTINGS, Surrey BOOK
7th February – 1.30 pm and 8 pm
THE EGG, Bath BOOK
8th February – 8pm
9th February – 11 am and 3 pm
HARROGATE THEATRE BOOK
14th February – 1 pm and 7.45pm
THEATR CLWYD, Mold BOOK
15th February – 1.30pm and 7.15pm
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 magnificen cast:
Marcus Fernando (Dad#1), Alex Gartshore (Dad#2), and a special guest appearance by Tina Hofman (Mum).
Sadly, even superheroes get hurt sometimes…
During our Autumn we welcome Stuart Horobin as Dad#2, due to a leg injury Alex sustained.