Following his critically acclaimed return to the live stage with Fame: Not The Musical, which was described as “very funny and thought-provoking” (Daily Telegraph), “hilarious and weirdly moving” (The Guardian) and “insightful, illuminating and extremely funny” (Evening Standard), David Baddiel returns to The Soho Theatre with a limited run of a work-in-progress in preparation for his new one man show .
Venue: Soho Theatre, Upstairs
Date: Wednesday 5th – Saturday 8th August
For more information and press tickets, please contact: Lottie Robertshaw:
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Notes to Editors
DAVID BADDIEL’S latest novel The Parent Agency, was published this October. His first children’s book, it follows his four critically acclaimed adult novels The Death of Eli Gold, Time For Bed, Whatever Love Means and The Secret Purposes. DAVID also wrote the hit comedy film The Infidel starring OMID DJALILI, RICHARD SCHIFF, MATT LUCAS and MIRANDA HART. The film received a glut of four star reviews and was hailed as “the Summer’s funniest film” (Andrew O’Hagan, The Evening Standard). It has since been adapted into a musical, also written and directed by DAVID with music by ERRAN BARON COHEN, which ran at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in late 2014.
In 2010, DAVID made his directorial debut with The Norris McWhirter Chronicles, a film for Sky 1 which he also wrote, with appearances from ALISTAIR MCGOWAN, LEE MACK, JOHN THOMSON and FRANK SKINNER with music by ERRAN BARON COHEN.
BADDIEL created and presented – with FRANK SKINNER – Fantasy Football and Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned, attaining three number one hits alongside The Lightning Seeds with the football anthem Three Lions. In 1992, he performed to 12,500 people with ROB NEWMAN at the Wembley arena, in the UK’s first ever arena comedy show and was credited as turning comedy into “The New Rock’n’Roll”. This followed the hit TV shows The Mary Whitehouse Experience (BBC Two) and Newman and Baddiel in Pieces (BBC Two). In 2010 DAVID reunited with FRANK SKINNER to exclusively present a series of shows from the World Cup in South Africa for Absolute Radio, (which attracted over 3 million downloads).
In 2004 DAVID created BBC Radio 4 show Heresy which sees a team of three highly opinionated guests use their wit, wisdom and verbal dexterity to argue against popular prejudice and overthrow received opinion. In 2014 he created and hosted a new radio 4 late panel show, Don’t Make Me Laugh. And in 2015 he created and fronted a new BBC Radio 4 show David Baddiel Tries to Understand…
What the press said about FAME: NOT THE MUSICAL…
Very funny and thought-provoking, Veronica Lee, Daily Telegraph
Hilarious and weirdly moving, Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Insightful, illuminating and extremely funny, Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
Thoughtful, funny and even rather touching, Dominic Maxwell, The Times
A hilarious rumination on the nature of fame, Heat Magazine
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ The List
★★★★ Fest Magazine
★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
Further praise for FAME: NOT THE MUSICAL…
David Mitchell @realDMitchell
“Really enjoyed @Baddiel’s stand-up show last night. And everything in it is true, which is a terrifying thought.”
Ricky Gervais @rickygervais
“Just saw David Baddiel’s new stand up show. Loved it. Funny & poignant.
I’d even go as far as saying “inspiring”.”
Jack Dee @TheRealJackDee
“Thoroughly recommend this. @Baddiel: Funny, honest and touching. In that order.
Russell Brand @rustyrockets
“Go see @Baddiel. The man is an inspiration.”
Jemima Khan @Jemima_Khan
“@Baddiel’s show brilliant, brutally honest about fame”
Edgar Wright @edgarwright
“Had a great time @Baddiel’s new show. Should be titled ‘NotGreatIsIt’. Check it out.”
Al Murray @ajhmurray
“Saw @Baddiel’s work in progress show last night, really smart & very funny stuff about his experience of fame.”
India Knight @indiaknight
“loved David @Baddiel’s ruminations on fame… Sort of thing where you’re still laughing five minutes after the joke”