David Baddiel's My Family: Not the Sitcom
The Menier Chocolate Factory have announced that comedian David Baddiel's new show My Family: Not the Sitcom will premiere at their south London venue from 10 May to 25 June 2106, with an official opening on 17 May 2016.
"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."
The comedy is described as 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, what we can and can't say in an over-policed moral culture, and gay cats.
Baddiel's previous credits at the Chocolate Factory include 'FAME: Not The Musical' which discussed his strange relationship with celebrity and what it is like to live a life in (and out of) fame.
Tickets for the production are on general sale from 2 March 2016.