The Dadddy Machine revolves around the mischief that ensues when Harry, disgruntled over not getting his favorite pancakes for breakfast, accidentally invents a machine that produces dads - complete with plates of pancakes. With a cast of seven, the bulk of the dads are produced by audience participation: anyone can be a dad when they walk through the daddy machine!
The children's book The Daddy Machine - written by Johnny Valentine - is published by alysonbooks under their imprint "Alyson Wonderland," which is dedicated to "providing children of gay and lesbian parents books which reflect the reality of their lives." The imprint was launched in 1990 with the publication of the first-ever lesbian household story, Heather Has Two Mommies. With this musical, The Daddy Machine, Diversionary Theatre hopes to expand the celebration of non-traditional families to live theatre.