David Baddiel's My Family: Not the Sitcom Transfers
David Baddiel's new comedy transfers to the Vaudeville Theatre.
It has been announced that comedian David Baddiel's new comedy My Family: Not the Sitcom will transfer to the West End's Vaudeville Theatre for a limited season from 12 September to 15 October 2016 following a successful run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
The production premiered at the south London venue on 17 May 2016, following previews from 10 May and concludes its run on 25 June 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."
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.
The Menier Chocolate Factory are currently represented in the West End by their production of Funny Girl which is currently running at the Vaudeville Theatre. Their production of The Color Purple is currently running on Broadway and recently won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Their production of Forbidden Broadway also transferred to the Vaudeville Theatre in September 2014.