The full cast has been announced for My Dad’s Gap Year opening at the Park Theatre, with Michelle Collins to star in the production. My Dad’s Gap Year tells the story of Dave, a father who takes his gay, teenage son William to Thailand in order to lose his virginity. Once in Thailand, Dave meets Thai waitress Mae who dreams of owning a bar while William meets Matias. The father and son find themselves involved in their own holiday romances, while William’s mother Cath embarks on her own journey of self-discovery to find herself once more.
Comedian Jack Whitehall made a glorious documentary series with his agent dad Michael called Travels with My Father, which documented their travels together to South East Asia and Eastern Europe. It was both hilarious and moving, as it chronicled their very different approaches to life and travel, but also the affectionate and biological affinities that have bonded them.