DAVID BADDIEL LIVE AT THE RSC WITH HIS HIT SHOW, MY FAMILY: NOT THE SITCOM
LIVE AT THE RSC:
DAVID BADDIEL - MY FAMILY: NOT THE SITCOM
SUNDAY 3 JUNE, 7.30pm
ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Box Office: 01789 403493, https://www.rsc.org.uk/david-baddiel
“This is a rare production that boasts side-splitting laughs and also moves people to tears” Evening Standard
“Hugely funny…If you’re going to disrespect the dead and the incapacitated, do it like this: truthfully, inventively and, finally, lovingly” The Times
Following a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel brings his Olivier-nominated one-man show to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (RST) in Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday 3 June 2018.
My Family: Not The Sitcom is a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf and gay cats. It’s a massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late sex-mad mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin.
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.
David visits the RSC as part of the RSC’s Live at the RSC strand, which seeks to offer audiences the best in new music and comedy. Past events have seen the likes of Al Murray, Rufus Wainwright, John Grant, Gaz Coombes and Russell Kane all taking to the RSC’s stages. Jenny Eclair’s How to Be a Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane) visits the RST on Sunday 8 October.
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