Friday 31 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Theatre Review: Who’s Your Daddy? (Ines Wurth and Paul & Diana Perez)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Theatre Reviews

Johnny O’ Callaghan’s promotional picture is terrifying; his tale is anything but. Heart-warming and colourful, his autobiographical story about his attempted adoption of a young Ugandan boy (Madonna-style) is fascinating and touching, even if it is perhaps not as amusing as suggested. O’Callaghan is a terrific presence, bringing the various components and characters of the narrative together with a compelling and convincing performance. Carefully avoiding the trap of whimsy or sentimentality, the production holds its tension until the final minutes, captivating a riveted and hushed audience, too intensely focused to disturb with a gasp or chuckle. Ignore the promotional picture; this is theatre at its warmest, life-affirming best.

Assembly Hall, 1-26 Aug, 10.30pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Joseph Trotter]


  • Izzard to lead multinational comedy gala
  • 3 To See ED2014: Storytelling theatre shows
  • Natasha Gilmore: Alternative perspectives
  • Chris Turner: Standing up, not digging down
  • 3 To See ED2014: ThreeWeeks approved comedy
  • Guy Retallack: A musical retelling of the ‘thrill killers’ crime