The Good Dad (a love story)

by Gail Louw


Ticket Information

Performances start 7:30pm

Wednesday 26th - Saturday 29th

£15 Full Price

£12 Concessions

Concessions offered to pensioners, unemployed, students, registered disabled and under16s.

Content Warnings

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Contains repeated references to child sexual abuse and grooming.

Cast & Creative

Produced by And Tomorrow Theatre Company

Directed by Anthony Shrubsall

Sound & Lighting Design by Chuma Emembolu

"Honour thy mother and thy father. Thou shalt not murder thy father. Nor thy mother. But definitely not thy father. If thou art going to murder either of your parents, murder thy mother instead of thy father. Do not murder thy father." 

The whole family knew he was a good dad. But he wasn’t well, he had a weak heart, so they gathered around him to protect him - from everything. And Donna was special; he loved her the most. So why is Donna in prison?

Based on real life events from the 1980s, three-times Off West End Award-nominated THE GOOD DAD (A LOVE STORY) is the latest one-woman play from Gail Louw. Performed by Sarah Lawrie and directed by Anthony Shrubsall, this haunting drama is told from the perspectives of mother, daughter and sister, and asks what it means to be a family.


"Essential and compelling viewing"

"See it and marvel at an actress right on top of her game"


Close-Up Culture


"Sarah Lawrie is a powerhouse"


Broadway World



"Brutally honest. Well worth an hour of anyone's time."


Pocket Size Theatre


"Simply flawless...A must-watch"

Strand Magazine


"Heartfelt, raw and vivid"

London Pub Theatres


"Lawrie’s intensity is magnificent"

"Running at just under an hour this play packs far more force than some twice its length"

Fringe Review