International bestselling children’s author, David Walliams, is coming to Sydney this December with his brilliant new novel, Bad Dad.

It’s been ten years since superstar author David Walliams’ debut book The Boy in the Dress took the children’s book world by storm. Since then, the bestselling author, comedian and actor – dubbed ‘Roald Dahl of the 21st Century’– has won legions of adoring young fans around the world, sold over 20 million books and had his stories translated into 53 languages. The author of the much-loved children's classics Ratburger, Awful Auntie, Billionaire Boy, Demon Dentist, Gangsta Granny and The World’s Worst Children has truly become a global phenomenon.

Walliams' next classic-in-the-making, Bad Dad, is a fast and furious, heart-warming story that will have readers on the edge of their seats, roaring with laughter and holding back the tears.

Join us as we welcome David Walliams LIVE and in conversation with Julia Zemiro (Rockwiz) at the City Recital Hall on 9 December. You can expect lots of laughter and fun, as well as a reading of Bad Dad by the wonderful Walliams himself!

'I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics.' – Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole

'Dahl finally has a worthy successor.' – Telegraph

'Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air.' – The Sun

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Recommended for ages 7–12 but all ages are welcome! 

GOODY BAG: Each audience member will receive a World of David Walliams goody bag – containing a Bad Dad bookmark, sticker sheet and felt bandit eye mask, World’s Worst Children 2 postcard and a World of David Walliams balloon and poster.

BOOK SIGNING: David Walliams will be signing books after the event.

The Wonderful World of Walliams – Riverside Theatres 

David Walliams will also be bringing The Wonderful World of Walliams to Riverside Theatres on Friday 8 December at 6pm.

Purchase tickets here.

David Walliams (English )


David Walliams is an international bestselling children’s author. His books (including Ratburger, Awful Auntie, Billionaire Boy, Demon Dentist, Gangsta Granny and The World’s Worst Children) have sold over 20 million books and have been translated into 53 languages. Grown-ups may know David for his work with Matt Lucas in the multi-award-winning comedy series, Little Britain.

Julia Zemiro (Australian)

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French born-Australian, Julia Zemiro is best known for her work as host of the long-running SBS hit TV program RocKwiz. Julia’s theatre, film and television work spans all genres from drama to comedy, improvisation to hosting. Julia hosts her own show, Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery for the ABC, now in its sixth series. Recently she completed filming the Australian comedy feature film, The BBQ.