My Family: Not The Sitcom
Presented by: Frontier Comedy by arrangement with Avalon
Accomplished comedian, author, screenwriter and television presenter David Baddiel brings his acclaimed, Olivier-nominated one-man stage show My Family: Not The Sitcom to Australia in September following a UK tour, a sold-out run in London and two critically-acclaimed West End runs.
My Family: Not the Sitcom is a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf, and gay cats. A massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late sex-mad mother Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Come and be offended on David’s behalf!
My Family: Not the Sitcom premiered at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory in 2016, to a wealth of glowing reviews. The show has been described as “brave, brutal and brilliant” (Graham Norton), “brilliant, funny, emotional” (J.K. Rowling), “absolutely beautiful” (Hugh Laurie) and “deeply personal, hilarious and touching in equal measure” (Bill Bailey).
A huge hit, the show transferred to London’s West End where it ran for five weeks at the Vaudeville Theatre and ten weeks at the Playhouse Theatre, and was nominated for an Olivier Award. Don’t miss David Baddiel’s revered show My Family: Not The Sitcom on it’s Australian debut this September!
★★★★★ ‘This is a rare production that boasts side-splitting laughs and also moves people to tears.’ – Evening Standard (UK)
★★★★★ ‘An exceptional piece of comedy.’ – Den of Geek (UK)
★★★★ ‘Compelling to watch both for its unvarnished truth and complicated affection.’ – The Guardian (UK)
BRISBANE: The Tivoli, Thursday 13 September at 7.30pm (as part of Brisbane Festival)
SYDNEY: Seymour Centre, Friday 14 September at 7.30pm
PERTH: Octagon Theatre, Monday 17 September at 7.30pm
MELBOURNE: Alex Theatre, Friday 21 & Saturday 22 September at 7.30pm
Full details at www.frontiercomedy.com/davidbaddiel