An Irresponsible Fathers Guide to Parenting
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Comedian Laurence Clark starred in BBC1s documentary ‘We Wont Drop the Baby‘, following his familys journey as they welcomed their second child, with the show recently being uploaded to YouTube. The response it received worldwide was at times inspirational and uplifting at others, derogatory and incredibly personal. Laurences show explores these reactions, and questions his role as a father with cerebral palsy – with the help of his two young sons, who undoubtedly steal the limelight with their charming and innocent view of their parents.
Growing up Laurence never saw dads with cerebral palsy; which made him think hed never be a parent himself. Besides, the only thing hed ever managed to look after was a cactus, and even that died from dehydration. But then his future wife says hed better be prepared for the fact she wants babies… which is a pretty strong opening line.
Putting the audience in the driver seat, An Irresponsible Fathers Guide to Parenting gives a comic, brutally honest and charming account of what its really like to be a disabled parent. It both challenges and engages and has the potential to reach new audiences by exploring the commonality and differences in the experiences of disabled and non-disabled fathers. If Laurence is an irresponsible father then it is probably more to do with balancing his wifes crutches on his sons baby walker to make him look like a Dalek!
A hilarious, moving and interactive piece that asks some tough questions about society and the perceptions that we have on those who do not follow societal norms.
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ONE 4 REVIEW
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