‘He can’t call you both Dad. One of you should be Dad and the other one Daddy, surely?’

Daniel and Oliver are about to have their first baby...with a little help from best friend, Priya. But when Daniel's chaotic mother gatecrashes the baby shower with a few home truths, suddenly no one's quite as ready for the bundle of joy as they think they are.

You can choose your friends… Chris Thompson’s gripping new dark comedy takes us to the heart of what happens when we choose our family too.

World Première

Contains strong language and sexual references.

Running time: About 2 hours (including a 15 minute interval)

A Sheffield Theatres & Bush Theatre co-production

  • Joanna Bacon
  • Donna Berlin
  • James Lance
  • Chetna Pandya
  • Joshua Silver
  • Robert Hastie Director
  • James Perkins Designer
  • Prema Mehta Lighting Designer
  • Ella Wahlström Sound Designer
  • Vicky Richardson Casting Director

Access performances

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Audio Described by Jane Ensell and Coralie Swainsbury

  • Wed 27 Sep 7:45pm Book
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  • Sat 30 Sep 2:15pm Book
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Signed by Julie Fletcher

  • Wed 27 Sep 7:45pm Book

Performances with Extras

Live for 5

  • On sale Friday 4 August at 5.00pm. Available on all performances.


  • Thu 28 Sep 7:45pm Book

Associated Events

Writing Workshop

Led by writer Chris Thompson Gain an insight into how to write plays for theatre, exploring how to get started and the process of development. Aime...

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