David Baddiel, best known for his TV appearances in “The Mary Whitehouse Experience,” “Newman and Baddiel in Pieces,” “Fantasy Football League” and “Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned,” is to return to the Menier Chocolate Factory for the world premiere of My Family: Not The Sitcom, beginning performances May 10, prior to an official opening May 17 for a run through June 25.
He previously appeared at the Menier in a similarly autobiographical show, FAME: Not the Musical, in 2014, which discussed his strange relationship with celebrity and what it is like to live a life in (and out) fame. The new show is described in press materials 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, aging, infidelity, what we can and can't say in an over-policed moral culture, and gay cats.”
Baddiel's other stage credits include The Infidel, a stage adaptation of his hit indie film of the same name, which ran at Theatre Royal Stratford East in autumn 2014.
He has also directed the film “The Norris McWhirter Chronicles” for Sky 1, which he also wrote. For radio, he created “Heresey,” “Don’t Make Me Laugh” and “David Baddiel Tries to Understand,” all for BBC Radio 4. He can currently be seen presenting a four-part documentary “David Baddiel on the Silk Road to Discovery.”
To book tickets, which go on general sale from March 2, contact the box office on 020 7378 1713 or visit menierchocolatefactory.com.