Thorsson Productions


THE DAD

A HUMOROUS EXPLORATION OF FATHERHOOD

The one-man show, written by Bjarni Haukur Thorsson, is a humorous exploration of fatherhood in modern society. the production has played to sold-out theatres around the world.

The world wide premiere of THE DAD took place in January of 2007 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The production instantly became a audience and critical success. Over 10% of the Icelandic nation has seen and enjoyed the show. THE DAD has been licensed to 20 countries, translated into 10 different languages and has been performed before hundreds of thousands of people around the world. In 2012 THE DAD will open in Belgium, Brazil, Spain, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and UK.
ABOUT THE PLAY: The Dad is a humorous exploration of fatherhood in modern society. The play is about the pregnancy, the birth, the first steps, the upbringing and how relationships between men and women change after they become parents.

This is all seen and explored through the eyes of a father in the making. Fatherhood has changed dramatically over the past 20-30 years. Today’s dads are very different from what they used to be. But have men changed? THE DAD also deals with why we have children.

After a couple gets married, it’s not long until they’re asking themselves: “Are we ready for children?”, “When is the right time?”.
THE DAD will give you the answer: “When you wake up one day and think - Gee you know what? I don’t think I ever need to sleep or have sex ever again. Congratulations. You’re ready to have children.”

Becoming a parent is certainly one of the hardest and most demanding jobs in the world. But it’s also the most important, most giving and – at the end of the day – one of the main reasons why we are born. A play about fatherhood couldn’t be more important!


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