Fresh and funny look at parenthood from a dad’s perspective…including a baby-friendly matinee performance

Notnow Collective presents DADMAN:  THE BATHTIME WARRIOR 

Derby Theatre is proud to present, for one date only on Sunday 3 February, DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior presented by Notnow Collective.  

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 actually another, much bigger mountain to climb. 

Dadman: The Bathtime Warrior is created by two Mums and performed by two Dads. Mums did their best to let go of the control. 

Notnow Collective specialise in baby-friendly work for adult audiences. Enjoy some adult-time, without the need to spend on a babysitter! Or, if you desire a baby-free experience, join us for the evening show! 

Enjoy time with your baby with great entertainment for you! We are inviting you and your baby (0-18months of age) to DadMan: The Bath Time Warrior. 

“Notnow Collective are exploring an important and interesting issue in DadMan - the work-in-progress showing was by turns funny and genuinely moving. I look forward to seeing how the piece develops further.” Paul Warwick, China Plate 

“Felt beautifully honest. Great to see this angle on parenthood” Audience member 

“Fantastic performance – perfect balance of serious with funny” Audience member 

Baby-friendly Matinee & Baby Groove 'n' Show Session 

The baby-friendly matinee performance at 2pm has been adapted to cater for the specific needs of babies attending this performance with their parents/carers. It has adapted lighting and sound levels, so that babies are not disturbed by loud noises or sudden plunges into darkness, and with the actors fully prepared to work around babies and toddlers crying, shouting or ‘invading’ the stage. Perfect for parents and carers with young babies/children (under 2) and this special performance is designed for adults looking for a great theatre experience, without having to spend money on a babysitter! 

The evening performance at 6pm is intended for adults only. 

Tickets for DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior are £12 (£10 concessions). Free for babies in arms under 18 months (must have free ticket). Baby Groove session is FREE when booking tickets for the baby-friendly matinee. 

Book tickets here.