Avalon Promotions Ltd and the Menier Chocolate Factory present David Baddiel - My Family: Not The Sitcom
Olivier Award Nominee 2017
Back by popular demand following a critically-acclaimed West End run and sold out residency at the Menier Chocolate Factory, 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, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, and gay cats.
Come and be offended on David’s behalf for the final time in the West End.
★★★★★ Jewish Chronicle
★★★★ 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
It seems wrong to refer to this show as fantastically enjoyable - but that is what it was. I have no idea how David manages to keep it together to do it every night but not only achieves it he also refreshes it with current related items. I feel there may be a follow up to this show which will be our gain out of his loss.
This is a really thought provoking show for anybody that's ever had a relationship with a parent! DB does well to avoid drawing the audience too far into voyeurism and delivers a very touching and funny show.
Very personal, very funny, very poignant
What a fantastic show, funny, moving, innovative and David Baddiel holds the audience in thrall with his easy and engaging manner See it before it closes
This is an evening of laughs, total honesty and occasional out there sexual content. But all part of the fascinating story of David's family and his mother in particular. If she was still here she would be delighted I am sure. Personal but very genuine and touching.
Wow what a show. We laughed non stop as we expected but it was so well written and personal. THere were sad bits throughout and I haven't stopped thinking about it and it's been four days since the show. Really recommend people to see it before it ends.
The show was refreshingly candid and honest. We loved it.
My wife and I saw the show yesterday on the recommendation of a friend and thought it was going to be mainly about his dads dementia it turned out to be more about his rather remarkable mother and his own emotions. We both thought the first half was a little slow but made us smile a lot. The second half on the other hand was laugh out loud funny and very poignant , we would certainly recommend it to friends. Mr B made a remarkable job of being funny, gentle and truthful and his love and pride in his parents was very touching and thought provoking. Congratulations on a wonderful afternoons entertainment
This show has everything-it's very funny, quite shocking and very touching. David Baddiel is a great story teller and at times an excruciatingly truthful one. Can't recommend this show highly enough.
Heard such a lot about this so had to check it out for my self, how true a lot of what David said about life. I cried and laughed, laughed and cried!!! Some parts of his show are very touching and sad but something's will make your hair curl but thank you to David Baddel mum for bringing such talent to us.
A very brave show with very personal insights into Davids family life. What colourful characters revealed with great humour. If you get a chance go.
Recommended by my daughter to see this show and I'm so glad we did. As she said he's sharing his heart and soul here,very brave very funny . Thanks David
Not many people would dare talk about such deeply personal subject matter. Luckily David Baddiel does...
Laughed throughout - and cried a little. Am so glad I went. Davic Baddiel - clever, funny and heartbreakingly honest
Eye-opening, funny, shocking, clever, engaging, heart-warming and, above all, memorable - what more could one ask for?
There is an old video of an Eddie Murphy stand-up routine called 'Raw' which is billed as controversial but David Baddiel's show trumps that. Some people may find the subject matter difficult (I'm restoring this word to it's rightful place in the English language instead of the ubiquitous 'challenging') and uncomfortable but I laughed throughout. The whole performance is underpinned by honesty and David is commendably truthful. Of course genuine honesty can be very awkward and disconcerting but it reinforces the deep affection he has for his parents with all their faults and the entire show is tribute to them .
This was very very funny, poignant and touching. Tempted to see it again.
This was a show that kept you guessing as to what will happen next. David Baddiel I felt broke new and important topical ground in telling his family story. It was very funny at times, other times quite shocking. Lots of people experience the sort of problems he has in families and so will be able to relate to the subject matter. His light hearted manner in telling his story is to be applauded I feel.
This was a wonderful evening out - funny, poignant, truthful and heart rending. Go and see it.
I was initially a bit shocked by all the swear words flying around but the bottom line is that this is an affectionate and sincerely felt tribute to his parents by David Baddiel. I even shed a tear at the end. David is a very relaxed performer and gifted communicator and handled the Q and A session at the end very gracefully too. I would recommend this show to anyone interested in family . As it's near Jubilee gardens,an added bonus is that you can have a wander among the tulips before the show.
David Baddiel manages to set the clitoris of his mother on fire and we still totally understand and believe that his show is an attempt to respect her memory. A remarkable achievement as comedian. And as son.
Thoroughly enjoyed this very open and honest account of David Baddiels family life. Made us laugh, but also sad at some points. Would recommend the show highly.
Loved the whole show. I went with my daughter, I laughed and cried at the poignant moments Would like to know if you ever wanted to find out if any of your brothers have David White as their father?
Very funny, honest and emotional,
A brave exposition of David Baddiel's parents as told in his own words. With his mother recently passing and his father having dementia. The inside story of David's relationship and discovery of his parents. At times emotional and sometimes hilarious, laugh at things you would possibly not normally laugh at. See this show and get the proof that laughter IS the only medicine.
Great way to spend a few hours just laughing at crazy things ordinary people do and accept laughing is certainly better than crying..
Very candid, funny, revealing account about David Baddiel's family whilst he was growing up and his poignant reflections in his middle age; done to a 'stand up' repartee. I loved it.
My girlfriend and I laughed till we were sore, "gasped" a few times and have been recommending it to our friends. Great night out for all the family, as long as your kids are out somewhere else ;0)
Started off shakily with an over dependence on social media which I find a totally pointless, but when he actually started & described his family & various anecdotes it was amusing. David seemed to be disappointed at the lack of raucous laughing but it was a good natured amusement from the audience which I felt was appropriate. He was trying too hard & seemed to be criticising the audience for not laughing more. When he relaxed into the show so did the audience.
Very funny and heart warming!
Really enjoyed David Baddiel's 'My Family'. His mum was a one-off and can't forget that picture of his brother in the cab! Mind-boggling. It was a great evening - both "funny" and "touching "!!!!!
Very enjoyable evening with some hysterically funny moments
Thought it was excellent. It's just a shame that the theatre wasn't full.
David's presentation was well structured. It was funny and emotional at the same time. We are considering watching it again.
Excellent delivery and performance. Heart-warming in places but also very funny insight into David's family and their lives. Well worth a visit.
Lovely theatre, lovely staff; and thank you for the seat upgrade. Thank you David Baddiel for a great evening .
David Baddiel was very funny; a clever & witty guy yet showing a softness mixed in with his somewhat black humour - great show.
Hands down best night of laugh out loud comedy I can remember... witty, touching and thought provoking on so many levels. Baddiel is one talented performer. Go see this show.
I didn't enjoy the performance that much. Few really funny bits. Was quite disappointed considering all the reviews I read were so good.
Wasn't really sure what to expect from this being about David's mum who had passed away and his dad who is ill but it was so "funny"!!!!!!! My husband and I belly laughed throughout. David Baddiel you put this together so well and are a true genius.
I laughed and cried, what a great evening. My father has dementia, and you certainly need to laugh! Thank you for sharing your family
Really enjoyed the show. David is very clever to deliver a show like that
So many surprises ! David's performance was executed perfectly. His sense of empathy and humour and openess was great to see.
Excellent but only for broad minded adults
Really enjoyed David's story about his family. It really made me laugh- even though of course one can see that David is emotionally touched by the losss of his mother. Would recommend.
warm, funny, close to the knuckle in a good way ! Love DB
Breathtakingly honest. An no holds barred conversation with the audience whose slack jaw prevents reply. Candour like this does not come along often. Great work. And doubtless all true. Not embarassing as so engaging. The Q&A at the end helped with closure.
Great raw expose of dysfunctional family life - whose isn't?
If you're a fan of David's past work, you will love this new one man stand up show mainly centered around the story's of his mum & dad, some really shocking, mostly funny and some sad. Lovely old theatre, with good seats. Enjoy!!
Northumberland Avenue, London
No refunds available after purchase.
2 hours including interval
How Does It Work
Please bring your voucher to the box office to collect tickets.
‘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
Suitable For Children
Age Recommendation 16+ due to explicit language
When Can I Go
Tuesday 28th March - Saturday 3rd June 2017
Monday - Saturday: 8pm
Wednesdays and Saturdays: 3pm
Where Do I Go
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave, London, WC2N 5DE