Emily Walsh: Dad Girl

Comedy (stand-up, storytelling)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year


Emily Walsh still doesn't know if she wants kids, but if given the choice she'd like to be the dad. Join Emily on her darkly hilarious decision making process as she navigates gender norms, supportive partners, societal expectations and whether or not you can be the dad if you grew up without one. A must-see show if you've ever been a child or thought about having one.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: There is a lift in the foyer up into the upstairs area
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
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  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Bruce A 36 days ago

Warm, honest... and funny! Thoroughly enjoyable.

Mike Lemme 37 days ago

Not only is this show full of incredible jokes, Emily's calm and cool presence makes you feel like you've known her and her husband for years. You immediately feel part of their family. Most comedians don't have this gift but almost every dad does. Highly recommend this show. Go for the jokes, stay for the family. Can't wait to see what Emily does next.

Mari Crawford 38 days ago

This show has both moving and insightful moments alongside classic and genuinely funny jokes. A perfect story and stand-up routine. 10/10 recommend!

Anna 39 days ago

Go see this show! Emily is funny and charming and the material is great. More people need to see this show! You won’t regret it

Emma Manning 39 days ago

I don't remember who accosted me in the street with the flyer but I am very glad they did. Emily is a brilliant comic with one of the best shows on the free fringe, with hilarious storytelling and an excellent pacing that will keep you invested throughout she explores the relationship she had with her own dad as well has the kind of dad she'd like to be.

K Karpen 40 days ago

Set, incongruously, in what looks to be a large classroom, Dad Girl is surprisingly moving, as well as hysterically funny. Emily Walsh takes us on a journey with her, in a poignant and inviting way. Make sure to see it!

Courtney Popelka 42 days ago

We stumbled into Emily’s show and were pleasantly surprised. As a 36 year old American, this hit home for me. Glad to come across another female comedian and hope to see her somewhere in the states soon!

Nicholas Rubano 43 days ago

Emily’s material and personality make this show hilarious and charming. Her sincerity in the stories she shares and excellent comedic timing had me laughing the whole time, and made me leave feeling emotionally uplifted in a way you don’t usually get from stand up.

Daniel Moss 45 days ago

Just saw this show and it is fantastic! Laughed the whole time. It’s deep and funny and a MUST SEE!

Bill Schaumberg 45 days ago

Witty, hilarious, and heartfelt. Don't miss it!

claire bret 46 days ago

loved this show - real depth and honesty with lots of laughs!

Max Noonan-Pomada 46 days ago

This show is hilarious and heart wrenching. Emily’s storytelling abilities and jokes are second to none. I Can’t recommend it strongly enough.

Julia B 46 days ago

Hysterical and heartfelt, this is a must-see show!

Alana D 46 days ago

Amazing show! Emily is very funny, touching, and genuine. Absolutely recommend to others!

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One4Review (3/5 stars) 46 days ago

A lovely show well worth your time.

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