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David Baddiel in My Family: Not The Sitcom at the Vaudeville Theatre

Wednesday, 29th Jun 2016  

The Menier Chocolate Factory can add another mark to the tally of shows it has sent to the West End in September as David Baddiel’s production My Family: Not The Sitcom heads to the Vaudeville Theatre.

The Southwark venue has previously transferred hit shows like Funny Girl and La Cage Aux Folles to Theatreland success and it has a reputation for launching future hits in the commercial theatre scene.

For My Family: Not The Sitcom their success has been ensured by comedian David Baddiel, who is best known for his work with Frank Skinner and Rob Newman, as he has penned a personal show that looks at the lives of his parents. His mother has passed away and his father is an elderly dementia sufferer, but Baddiel manages to provide us with something that is both thought provoking and funny as he looks at the weirder side of their lives and not just the respectful ones.

Baddiel’s career has spanned the stage, screen and the airwaves, with the current Euro 2016 championships conjuring up memories of his successful Euro 96 anthem Three Lions with partner in comedy Frank Skinner. Whilst he is well known for that chart hit, he has also enjoyed fame with television shows like Baddiel And Skinner Unplanned and Fantasy Football League. As well as his work with Skinner he has also worked with Rob Newman on shows like The Mary Whitehouse Experience.

He is not the only comic to bring personal shows to the Menier Chocolate Factory in recent years, with Ruby Wax also heading to Southwark to discuss topics related to depression. It is clear that the venue remains a vibrant part of London’s theatre scene and a location in which audiences can gauge future West End hits.

David Baddiel’s My Family: Not The Sitcom heads to the West End in the autumn with its run at the Vaudeville Theatre beginning in September 2016. Meanwhile, audiences still have some time to catch it at the Menier Chocolate Factory as it continues there until the 25th June.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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