An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting by Laurence Clark

The acclaimed comedian comes to Storyhouse Running from
Last event: Sunday 8 September 2019 at 7.30pm
  • £12
    Aged Under 26: £10
    Disabled: £10
    Each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee
  • Garret Theatre

Part of: Storyhouse Parent

An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting, from comedian Laurence Clark, is a comic, charming and brutally honest account of what it’s really like to be a disabled parent. 

Growing up Laurence never saw dads with cerebral palsy; which made him think he’d never be a parent himself. Besides, the only thing he’d ever managed to look after was a cactus, and even that died from dehydration. But then his future wife says he’d better be prepared for the fact she wants babies… which is a pretty strong opening line.

It both challenges and engages and explores the commonality and differences in the experiences of disabled and non-disabled fathers. If Laurence is an irresponsible father then it is probably more to do with balancing his wife’s crutches on his son’s baby walker to make him look like a Dalek!

A hilarious, moving and interactive piece that asks some tough questions about society and the perceptions that we have on those who do not follow societal norms.

★★★★★ “Funny, uplifting and inspirational” – North West End
★★★★ “A very funny hour” – Fringe Review
★★★★ “You’ll be clapping, singing, laughing, cheering” – Edinburgh Fest Mag
★★★★ “Intelligent and thought-provoking” – Chortle
★★★★ “Warm and mischevous” – Broadway Baby

Duration

Approx 100 mins

Time details

Inc. interval

Reviews

Wickedly funny
Intelligent and incredibly mischievous
Close to the bone and very funny
an excellent hour, jam-packed with laughs and a delight to watch
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