David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom tickets
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David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom Tickets

Playhouse Theatre, London4.9116 reviews
Baddiel's My Family: Not The Sitcom reminds us his mother was more than just wonderful. So is this show.

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Following a critically acclaimed, complete sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom comes to the Playhouse theatre!
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, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, and gay cats. Come and be offended on David’s behalf.
‘Compelling to watch both for its unvarnished truth and complicated affection’ - Michael Billington, The Guardian
‘Hugely funny…If you’re going to disrespect the dead and the incapacitated, do it like this: truthfully, inventively and, finally, lovingly.’ - Dominic Maxwell, The Times
‘Universally joyful… I wish this show long life’ - Steve Bennett, Chortle
'Rare to see one that draws its subject as honestly, vividly and humorously as this’ - Alice Jones, The i
‘Baddiel launches himself into the Louis CK league of no-holds-barred comedy’ - John Nathan, Metro
‘This is a rare production that boasts side-splitting laughs and also moves people to tears’
- Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
 ‘A show that bubbles with love and unexpected joie de vivre’ - Chris Bennion, The Telegraph
★★★★★ Metro
★★★★★ Jewish Chronicle
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Telegraph
★★★★ Sunday Times Culture
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ The i
★★★★ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ Mail On Sunday, Event Magazine
★★★★ City A.M.
★★★★ The Arts Desk


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Additional Information

Age restriction


Running time

2 hours 15 minutes including one interval

Special notes

‘The show contains mature language and subject matter and is recommended for audiences 16 and older.’

Venue Information

Playhouse TheatreNorthumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE

Customer Reviews

116 reviews4.9

Mark Moorton4th June

Amazing. Poignant, funny, clever.

Kate Hebden3rd June

Excellent show. Funny, moving and very brave.

Martin D'Rozario31st May

More about Baddiel's mother and remembering her accurately after her death, including her flaws, than about his dad's condition which is less prominent in the show. It was laugh out loud at times but a truthful account of why his mother became a golfing fanatic. Warning - some adult content!

Janet Adams30th May

Brilliant delivery, hilarious content, utterly enjoyable.

Patrick Ryan30th May

Very good inventive and original show performed with passion and enthusiasm. Thought provoking material touching on and exploring up until now so called taboo subjects empowering the audience to think about our interpersonal connections in a more liberating way with empathetic and respectful humour. I found The Playhouse Theatre a charming intimate and atmospheric venue and the staff helpful and professional.

christine eade30th May

Excellent production for me but perhaps not for all because of the nature of the material.

Dr.David Viva30th May

Touching, candid, squirm-in-your-seat hilarity! The inimitable David Baddiel delivers in spades. Or (golf) clubs.

Delaney23rd May

Loved show - felt venue seemed very tired and inappropriate to the material - would have been better in a smaller more intimate/ club-like venue - also bar badly lit and uncomfortable.

Julia Jackson15th May

Brilliant show, absolutely hilarious, my sides are still aching days later.

D bradford13th May

Absolutely fantastic brilliant show. Laughed all the way through . You must go and see this show

Anthony Phillips7th May

Touching, funny and very 'human'. Will cheer many affected by the issues he raises. Worth every single penny - and will live long in the memory. One word of advice : go!

Jenny Wickham29th April

This one-man performance is sometimes painful, sometimes shocking, but very funny. David Baddiel talks very frankly about his parents and his own fears for the future. It is a very personal show - sometimes you think that maybe he should not be talking about such things but he makes it clear that it is his personal history and he owns it and therefore is able to talk about it. I have not laughed so heartily in a long time. It is a shame that the seats in the Playhouse theatre are rather narrow and uncomfortable, though.