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Thomas Lynch is one of the founders of Dads Rock, who work with over 200 Dads every year, and engage with over 2000 people in and around Edinburgh. Edinburgh born Thomas has one son at primary school, and another on the way. He is a counsellor and HR manager, with a background of volunteering in the third sector. Amongst other subjects, Thomas has studied childcare. Thomas tried to play the violin at school, and is now learning the guitar, and can just about play We will rock you. He loves having adventures with his son, as well as reading new and well loved stories together. He is married to a children's photographer.

Gary Clapton also works at the University of Edinburgh and is a member of Fathers Network Scotland. He writes widely on fathers, especially the challenges they face in being included in children and family welfare services.

Rob Drummond is a playwright, performer and director. He has worked with the National Theatre of Scotland, the Traverse, the Arches, the Tron, the Citizens and the National Theatre amongst others. Rob's wide ranging work includes Rob Drummond: Wrestling, for which he trained as a professional wrestler, Bullet Catch, for which he trained as a magician and Quiz Show, which won a CATS award for best new play in 2013. Bullet Catch has enjoyed sell out runs in London, Brighton, Belfast, New York, Michigan, Spoleto, Brazil, Sydney, New Zealand and Hong Kong and won Total Theatre and Herald Angel awards in 2012

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J. Sharp Taking A Walk
07 September 2014
Very much enjoyed your show at the Brunton Theatre last night and the silent walk to start was an excellent addition, creating the perfect atmosphere....