Simon David: Dead Dad Show

Wed 26 – Fri 28 Jun 60 minutes
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Broadway Baby
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‘Simon is an extraordinarily charismatic triple threat of a performer’
★★★★★ Scotsman

In 2018, Simon’s father performed a play about his imminent death to cancer and, to Simon’s horror, it was quite good.

Now, directed by Fringe First winner Chris Larner, bouncing between genres and intertwined with footage of his late father’s show, Simon performs an hour so impressive that he’ll never be forgotten.

Following an acclaimed Edinburgh run, Dead Dad Show is embarking on a UK Tour partnering with leading end of life charity, Marie Curie, and trans-led organisation, Not A Phase.

| Chortle Best Variety Act 2024
Winner | Amused Moose Most Entertaining Show 2023
Winner | Musical Comedy Awards 2022
Winner | Brighton Fringe Awards 2021

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'Five stars somehow feel inadequate for this joyous, hilarious, brilliant, witty, sparkly campfest of a show'
'From start to finish, this is a superbly performed piece... Simon deserves the awards he dreams about getting'
Reviews Hub
'A tender, heartfelt tribute, the much-mocked ‘serious bit’ of dead dad shows proves affecting yet again'
'A truly original take on a Dead Dad Show sending up every style of showbiz pretension'
Beyond The Joke
‘A laugh-packed, emotional ride. A glorious send-up of trauma porn that’s nevertheless also a touching tribute to a late father.’