My Dad's Gap Year

My Dad's Gap Year

Park Theatre, Finsbury Park
My Dad's Gap Year
Park Theatre, Finsbury Park
Our Review 2 / 5

Follow Dave, a dad in mid-life freefall who takes his repressed, gay teenage son William on a wild adventure to Thailand to lose his virginity. In the process, Dave finds a love of his own in Thai waitress Mae who dreams of owning her own bar, and William meets the incredibly charming Matias who opens his eyes to sex, drugs and everything in-between. However, this is no ordinary summer romance as both William and Dave go on a journey of self-discovery, learning some hard home truths along the way. Along the way, we meet William’s mother Cath – a woman who embarks on her own journey of self-discovery as she learns how to be single again.
My Dad’s Gap Year is a wickedly funny and heartfelt story based on true events. With gay love, straight love, trans love, buddy love and father/son love at its core, it’s a dizzying drama of drinking games, beer bellies, newfound freedom and midlife madness.

Previews from |
30th January 2019
Opening date |
1st February 2019
Booking from |
31st May 2020
Available until |
23rd February 2019
Closes |
23rd February 2019
Tom Wright
Alexandra Da Silva and Neil Eckersley in association with MC Productions and Park Theatre
Rikki Beadle-Blair
Derek Anderson
Benjamin Winter
Sarah Beaton
Cast list:
Adam Lannon (Dave), Alex Britt (William), Michelle Collins (Cath), Victoria Gigante (Mae) and Max Percy (Matias).

Park Theatre Venue Information

Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JP
Venue Box Office:
020 7870 6876
Nearest tube:
Finsbury Park

Customer reviews

Our Review of My Dad's Gap Year


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. Read more

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My Dad's Gap Year
Michelle Collins to star in My Dad’s Gap Year at Park Theatre
Monday, 03 December, 2018
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...
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