Bad Dad by David Walliams: Open Air Theatre

Bad Dad by David Walliams
Open Air Theatre Performance
Date: Thursday 13 July 2023
Time: 6.00pm, Gardens open from 5.30pm
Running time: 2 Hours
Age Guidance: 5+ family show

On Castle Kennedy Gardens beautiful lawn, a fun-packed, heart-warming theatrical treat awaits! 

Gather round and give three cheers for Reverend Judith. She is receiving the Citizen of the Year Award for her amazing work with the food bank. Come congratulate her and hear how it all started with Frank and his dad, Gilbert. Gilbert is a bit of a local celebrity. He was no other than the legendary ‘king of the track’, Gilbert the Great. That was until a tragic accident put a stop to his track-racing days. Driven to desperate measures in order to provide for his son, he agrees to become a get-away driver for the local baddies.  

Join Heartbreak Productions for this warm-hearted tale that follows the highs and lows of a father-son relationship. An open-air adaptation of David Walliams Bad Dad is the perfect summer family entertainment. So, pack your picnics, grab your wet weather gear or sun-cream (or both), something to sit on, and join Frank and Gilbert as they navigate their way through car chases and convicts in the struggle to escape the clutches of the local crime lord and clear Gilbert’s name.

The Gardens will open at 5.30 pm and the show commences at 6 pm. The Tea Room will be open offering light refreshments and snacks like freshly made popcorn, crisps and chocolate bars, cookies, and cakes.


Image credit – llustration © Tony Ross 2017. Lettering of author’s name © Quentin Blake 2008. Licensed by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd


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