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David Walliams

Outdoor Theatre

Written by one of the UK’s most popular children’s authors- David Walliams, “Bad Dad” follows Frank and his father Gilbert as they struggle to escape the clutches of the local crime lord and clear Gilbert’s name.  


Frank’s dad, Gilbert, wasn’t always considered a criminal. In fact, to Frank and the locals he was no other than the legendary ‘king of the track’, Gilbert the Great. That is, until a tragic accident puts a stop to his track-racing days. Feeling like he has gone ‘from hero to zero’, Frank’s father becomes tempted by the dark allure of life as a get-away driver. 


This warm-hearted tale follows the highs and lows of a father and son relationship as they navigate their way through a world of crime, car chases and convicts! 

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. 

More about this show from Heartbreak Productions:

Please note, our productions go ahead in all but the worst weather. We perform in the sunshine and rain, and only cancel a performance if the weather poses a threat to safety, such as lightning. No refunds or exchanges will be given in the event of "rubbish weather”. If a performance has been able to go on until the interval, no refunds will be given. In the event that a show is called off before the interval, every attempt will be made to find a suitable alternative performance before a refund is offered. The decision to cancel is taken in conjunction with the venue, and all due consideration is given to the safety of the actors and the audience. 

For more information visit:

Stansted Park - Heartbreak Productions Outdoor Theatre

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