Par­ent­ing has its funny mo­ments

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - What's On - - STAGE -

Ir­ish comic Ed Byrne has ap­peared on shows as di­verse as the Roar­ing For­ties, Vol­cano Live, A Night At The Opera and Fa­ther Ted, and now he brings his own show, Spoiler Alert, to Kent for the first of four county dates this year.

The show, which al­ready played in Kent last year, looks at par­ent­ing, from old­school child-rear­ing to how to learn to do it to­day.

“My dad wasn’t a bad dad, he was just a 1970s dad. I could never see my chil­dren ever again from this mo­ment on, and I’ve al­ready done more par­ent­ing than he did in my en­tire life. But, of course, I made a con­scious de­ci­sion that I was go­ing to be an awe­some dad.

He com­pares and con­trasts the chil­drea­r­ing days of the past to 21st cen­tury ways. “I’d still say that you are ex­pected to do a lot more par­ent­ing than our par­ents did and that’s a weird thing be­cause you tend to think that your par­ents are where you learned par­ent­ing from.”

He will be at the Or­chard The­atre in Dart­ford on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 17 at 8pm. To book visit or­chardthe­atre.co.uk or call 01322 220000.

The show will also be at Folke­stone Quar­ter­house on Thurs­day,

April 12, Chatham’s

Cen­tral The­atre on Wed­nes­day, April 18 and Can­ter­bury’s Mar­lowe

The­atre on Sun­day, April 22.

Dad’s the word for co­me­dian Ed Byrne who is bring­ing his show Spoiler Alert to the county

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