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David Baddiel's My Family: Not the Sitcom transfers to the Playhouse Theatre
David Baddiel's My Family: Not the Sitcom returns to London.
It has been announced via Twitter that David Baddiel's new show My Family: Not the Sitcom will transfer to the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End, following runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the Vaudeville Theatre. The production will run from 28 March to 3 June 2017.
The production originally premiered at the Menier Chocolate Factory last year, where it ran from 10 May to 25 June 2016 before a run at the Vaudeville Theatre. The production recieved excellent reviews and was described as "bruisingly honest, at times shockingly intimate and constantly revealing" by London Theatre.
"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.
Official news regarding the Playhouse's current tenant An Inspector Calls has not yet been announced.
Tickets for the new run of My Family: Not the Sitcom are now on sale.