DAVID BADDIEL’s nationwide tour of his hit stand-up show My Family: Not the Sitcom will now include performances in Oxford and Cambridge, as well as extra shows added for Stafford, Exeter, Lancaster, Durham and Swindon. The near sold out UK tour follows an Olivier Award nomination, a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs. 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! Further details and a fully updated list of tour dates can be found here
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.
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