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.

Image Gareth Courage

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 


3rd February –  2 pm and 6 pm 


7th February –   1.30 pm and 8 pm


8th February – 8pm

9th February  –  11 am and 3 pm


14th February –  1 pm and 7.45pm


15th February – 1.30pm and 7.15pm 

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 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.