Following a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, DAVID BADDIEL takes his Olivier-nominated one-man show to theatres nationwide. My Family: Not the Sitcom is a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf, and gay cats. A massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late sex-mad mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Come and be offended on David’s behalf!
Tickets for My Family: Not the Sitcom go on general sale at 10am on Friday 19th May. There is a pre-sale on See Tickets from 10am today, on Ticketmaster from 10am on 17th May and on Amazon at 10am on 18th May. For further details, visit davidbaddiel.com
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.
DAVID is performing My Family: Sitcom at London’s Playhouse Theatre until June 3rd
davidbaddiel.com / @baddiel
For more information and interview requests, please contact Charlotte Robertshaw: 0207 598 7222 / firstname.lastname@example.org
|Friday||09-Feb-18||Truro||Hall For Cornwall|
|Sunday||04-Mar-18||Salford Lowry||The Quays|
|Sunday||18-Mar-18||Sheffield City Hall||Memorial Hall|
|Monday||19-Mar-18||York||Grand Opera House|
|Wednesday||28-Mar-18||Wolverhampton Civic||Wulfrun Hall|
|Thursday||29-Mar-18||Northampton||Royal and Derngate Theatre|
|Friday||27-Apr-18||Cardiff||St Davids Hall|
|Sunday||06-May-18||St Albans||The Alban Arena|
|Friday||11-May-18||Leicester||De Montfort Hall|
|Friday||25-May-18||Porthcawl||Grand Pavilion Theatre|
|Friday||08-Jun-18||Worcester Live||Huntingdon Hall|
WHAT THE PRESS SAID ABOUT MY FAMILY: NOT THE SITCOM
‘Baddiel launches himself into the Louis CK league of no-holds-barred comedy’ Metro
‘This is a rare production that boasts side-splitting laughs and also moves people to tears’ Evening Standard
‘Compelling to watch both for its unvarnished truth and complicated affection’ The Guardian
‘Hugely funny…If you’re going to disrespect the dead and the incapacitated, do it like this: truthfully, inventively and, finally, lovingly.’The Times
‘Universally joyful… I wish this show long life’ Chortle
‘Rare to see one that draws its subject as honestly, vividly and humorously as this’ The i
‘A show that bubbles with love and unexpected joie de vivre’ Chris Bennion, The Telegraph
‘An exceptional piece of comedy’ Den of the Geek
★★★★★ Jewish Chronicle
★★★★★ Den of Geek
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Telegraph
★★★★ Sunday Times Culture
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ The i
★★★★ 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
Russell Brand@rusty rockets
Go see @Baddiel’s beautiful show. Sex, death, dementia, golf memorabilia, grammar nazis and actual nazis. I “loved” it
@Baddiel “My Family: Not The Sitcom” is Absolutely Brilliant! Finally a fresh spin on the old “My mum fled the nazis & wanks too loudly”.
David Baddiel’s My Family: Not The Sitcom is absolutely beautiful. Hie thee, gentle Jew or gentile, to the Playhouse Theatre.
Lily Allen @lilyallen
@Baddiel “MY FAMILY” not the sitcom and it “was” brilliant !!!!!!!!
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.
Rob Brydon @RobBrydon
Wonderful in the extreme. Belly laughing, thought provoking and shocking. Just great.
Don’t be the person who has to say “No, I never did see @Baddiel in My Family: Not the Sitcom”. Brilliant show.
Sue Perkins @sueperkins
@Baddiel wonderfully bittersweet, poignant and complex. Cracking show. Thank you x
David Mitchell @RealDMitchell
I saw @Baddiel’s new show last night and it was brilliant. Intriguing, insightful and very funny. Heartily recommended.
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.”
Ross Noble @realrossnoble
if u can get a ticket do it such a great show. genuinely touching as well as funny
Katherine Ryan @kathbum
OMG THIS FAMILY We “loved” @Baddiel‘s show @ThePlayhouseLDN this evening!!! See it if you like hearing #secrets as much as I do!!!!
terrific show by @Baddiel. My Family Not the Sitcom is deeply personal , hilarious and touching in equal measure. See it while you can
Big laughs and even a little cry. Thank you for last night @Baddiel, we absolutely “loved” it!!!!
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.
Just seen @Baddiel ‘My Family’ Such a good show. Rare to laugh out loud, gasp and I mean literally gasp and then get all emosh. Recommended!
Second hand nostalgia, embarrassment, family love and LIBERATION via @Baddiel #myfamilynotthesitcom Hilarious and beautiful show !!