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Stepping Up

Friday 4th May 2018

The show is based on Ben ‘Tito’ Caldwell’s journey into fatherhood and the unique circumstances that this happened in. When he met his wife, she was an adoptive solo mother of three children, all of who have special and behavioural needs (which continue to evolve and present new challenges for them both).

Almost overnight Ben went from being a single mid-twenties university slacker to a step father of these children. Complicating matters further, his wife and he have two children between them, bringing their total amount of children to five.
Ben hadn't thought too much about the impact that this would have on his life but in hindsight it has changed things dramatically, resulting in bouts of depression.
The aim of the show is to guide people through Ben’s journey to where he is today, both in terms of his circumstances and his mental well-being. At times the content will be brutal, as he views this show as a type of therapy, but it will also be warm. Ben hopes the audience will come away from it having had a great laugh but also knowing that despite his flaws, he’s a pretty good Dad to all his children.


May 4




Ghost Light Theatre
146 Bridge Street

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Pay What You Can: $12.00 Pay What You Can: $20.00 Pay What You Can: $32.00 Earlybird Admission: $10.00

Tickets from Eventfinda ph. 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).


Additional Info

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