Bad Dad


17 August 2023

17 August 2023
Cornbury Park, Charlbury
Cornbury Park

17 August @ 4.00pm

Cornbury Park
Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3EH
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Bad Dad performed by Heartbreak Productions
The Chipping Norton Theatre presents the play ‘Bad Dad’, written by David Walliams and performed by Heartbreak Productions.

About Bad Dad

Written by David Walliams and performed by Heartbreak Productions.

Gather round and give three cheers for Reverend Judith. She is receiving the Citizen of the Year Award for her amazing work with the food bank. Come congratulate her and hear how it all started with Frank and his dad, Gilbert. 

Gilbert is a bit of a local celebrity. He was no other than the legendary ‘king of the track’, Gilbert the Great. That was until a tragic accident put a stop to his track-racing days. Driven to desperate measures in order to provide for his son, he agrees to become a get-away driver for the local baddies. 

Join Heartbreak Productions for this warm-hearted tale that follows the highs and lows of a father-son relationship. An open-air adaptation of David Walliams’ Bad Dad is the perfect summer family entertainment. 

So, pack your picnics, grab your wet weather gear or sun-cream (or both), something to sit on, and join Frank and Gilbert as they navigate their way through car chases and convicts in the struggle to escape the clutches of the local crime lord and clear Gilbert’s name. 



Ticketing information

Tickets: £14.00 (£12.00 for under 16s)
All prices include any booking fees.

Time: 4.00pm

The performance area is situated by Water Gate on Hatching Lane, just off the B4437 past the main Cornbury Estate Offices.

From Charlbury, take B4437 out past the station. Take the first significant left turning marked for Leafield. You will swiftly reach another junction, at which you carry straight over down Hatching Lane and then take the next right. 

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Good to know

You can bring something to sit on from home – a picnic blanket, fold-up/camping chairs or cushion. Please be mindful of those sitting behind you and don’t bring sun umbrellas, gazebos etc.

Portaloo-type toilets will be available on the site.

Food & drink
Soft drinks and snacks will be available from our onsite Theatre Bar.

What happens if it rains?
The show will go on come rain or shine, so please bring clothing that will keep you warm and dry.


The performance area and car park are on grass. Assistance and guide dogs are welcome.