Simon David: Dead Dad Show

Comedy (theatre, musical comedy)

  • Accessibility: 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 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices


In 2018, Simon's late father performed a one-man show about his imminent death to cancer. In 2023, Simon performs the greatest dead dad show literally ever seen. Fringe First winner Chris Larner directs this future Olivier, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning theatrical event showcasing musical theatre excellence, believable acting, stirring dance, uncensored stand-up and dangerously high levels of heart. 'An affecting hour fully aware of the "dead dad" Fringe show cliché' (Guardian). 'Personality the size of a football stadium and the effortlessness of a consummate entertainer. It's honestly fantastic' (

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Level access into the space. There is a slight lip on door frame.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • 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
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dates, Times and Prices