The Good Dad (A Love Story)

“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.” 

News: See The Good Dad at The Playground Theatre in North Kensington

15 – 17 NOV | 7.30PM 18 NOV | 2.30PM & 7.30PM 19 NOV | 6PM

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