DAVID BADDIEL’S OLIVIER AWARD NOMINATED MY FAMILY: NOT THE SITCOM RETURNS TO THE WEST END FOR AN EXTENDED FINAL RUN

David Baddiel WIP

Back by popular demand following a critically-acclaimed West End run at the Vaudeville Theatre and sold out residency at the Menier Chocolate Factory, DAVID BADDIEL announces an extended 10-week West End run of Olivier Award nominated My Family: Not the Sitcom at London’s Playhouse Theatre from Tuesday March 28th.  These dates will be the final chance to see David perform his hit show.

Tickets for My Family: Not the Sitcom go on general sale on Friday 20th January, with a pre-sale for See Tickets subscribers and ATG members on Wednesday 18th January and for Ticketmaster and Love Theatre subscribers on Thursday 19th January.

When family members die, or are lost to dementia, all we tend to say about them is that they were wonderful. But if that is all you can say about them, you may as well say nothing: to truly remember our loved ones, you have to call up their weirdnesses, their madnesses, their flaws. Because the dead, despite what we may think, are not angels.

My Family: Not The Sitcom is a massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. It’s a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dementia, what we can and can’t say in an over-policed moral culture, golf and gay cats.

davidbaddiel.com / @baddiel

 

Listings Information                                                 David Baddiel: My Family Not The Sitcom
Venue:             Playhouse Theatre
Address:          Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5DE
Press Night:    Thursday 30th March
Dates:              Tuesday 28th March-Saturday 3rd June (no shows on Sundays)
Times:            Monday-Saturday 8pm, matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3pm
Age guide:       16+ (contains explicit language)
Box Office:     0844 871 7631
Website:         www.playhousetheatrelondon.com
For more information and interview requests, please contact Charlotte Robertshaw: charlotter@avalonuk.com
For press tickets, please contact Florrie Sheehan: florries@avalonuk.com

 

WHAT THE PRESS SAID ABOUT MY FAMILY: NOT THE SITCOM

‘Compelling to watch both for its unvarnished truth and complicated affection’ Michael Billington, The Guardian
‘Hugely funny…If you’re going to disrespect the dead and the incapacitated, do it like this: truthfully, inventively and, finally, lovingly.’ Dominic Maxwell, The Times
‘Universally joyful… I wish this show long life’ Steve Bennett, Chortle
‘Rare to see one that draws its subject as honestly, vividly and humorously as this’ Alice Jones, The i
‘Baddiel launches himself into the Louis CK league of no-holds-barred comedy’ John Nathan, Metro
‘This is a rare production that boasts side-splitting laughs and also moves people to tears as Baddiel reminds us his mother was more than just wonderful. So is this show’ Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
‘A show that bubbles with love and unexpected joie de vivre’ Chris Bennion, The Telegraph
★★★★★ Metro
 

★★★★★ Jewish Chronicle
 

★★★★★ Heat
 

★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Times
 

★★★★ The Telegraph
 

★★★★ Sunday Times Culture
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ The i
★★★★ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ Mail On Sunday, Event Magazine
★★★★ City A.M.

 
★★★★ The Arts Desk

 
★★★★ London Theatre

 

FURTHER PRAISE FOR MY FAMILY: NOT THE SITCOM

J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling
I was so in need of a good laugh. Thank you, @Baddiel, for your brilliant, funny, emotional show xxx
Graham Norton @grahnort
@Baddiel Thanks for a stunning night of big laughs and the occasional teardrop. My Family – not the sitcom is brave brutal and brilliant.
Jack Dee @TheRealJackDee
Don’t be the person who has to say “No, I never did see @Baddiel in My Family: Not the Sitcom”. Brilliant show.
Caitlin Moran @caitlinmoran
Anyone who comes from an ahem “eccentric” family will bum-clench in recognition at @Baddiel’s brilliant new show
David Mitchell @RealDMitchell
I saw @Baddiel’s new show last night and it was brilliant. Intriguing, insightful and very funny. Heartily recommended.
Russell Brand @rusty rockets
Go see @Baddiel’s beautiful show. Sex, death, dementia, golf memorabilia, grammar nazis and actual nazis. I “loved” it
David Walliams @davidwalliams
I was lucky enough to see @Baddiel’s new comedy show ‘My Family:Not the Sitcom’… Hilarious & incredibly moving.
Matt Lucas @RealMattLucas
“Brilliant show by @baddiel… Funny, emotional, raw, honest and original.”
Sue Perkins @sueperkins
@Baddiel wonderfully bittersweet, poignant and complex. Cracking show. Thank you x
John Bishop @JohnBishop100
If you get a chance go and see @Baddiel show . Thought provoking, honest and most of all funny
Ross Noble @realrossnoble
if u can get a ticket do it such a great show. genuinely touching as well as funny
Sanjeev Bhaskar @TVSanjeev
brilliant, brutally honest, funny & touching. Don’t think I’ve seen a show quite like it
Robert Webb @arobertwebb
I saw #myfamilynotthesitcom by @Baddiel last night & laughed from start to finish. Inspiringly, demoralisingly brilliant. Go see!
David Morrissey @davemorrissey64
Saw @Baddiel show My Family. Not The Sitcom tonight. It is brilliant. Very funny and deeply moving! Go c it if u can!
Chris Evans @achrisevans
Watching David Baddiel’s My Family Not The Sitcom at The Vaudeville Theatre. Bloody funny.
Rob Brydon @RobBrydon
Wonderful in the extreme. Belly laughing, thought provoking and shocking. Just great.

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