Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Menier Chocolate Factory to stage David Baddiel's new show 'My Family: Not The Sitcom'

Following Fame: Not The Musical in 2014, the Menier Chocolate Factory will stage the world premiere of David Baddiel’s new show My Family: Not The Sitcom. 

The production opens on 17th May (previews from 10th May) and runs until 25th June, following Funny Girl which completes its run at the Menier Chocolate Factory on 5th March and the UK première of Florian Zeller’s The Truth from 10th March to 7th May. 

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, theirflaws. Because the dead, despite what we may think, are not angels. 

My Family: Not The Sitcom is 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, aging, infidelity, what we can and can't say in an over-policed moral culture, and gay cats.

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