David Baddiel – My Family: Not the Sitcom



‘rivetingly revealing and it says a lot about the man himself’

‘like a therapy session crossed with a hilarious TED talk’

‘bubbles with love and unexpected joie de vivre’

Due to incredible demand, David Baddiel’s rollicking comedy My Family: Not the Sitcom transfers to the Playhouse Theatre, following two successful stints at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Vaudeville Theatre last year. Packed with family anecdotes and brutally honest humour, the production runs for a limited season, opening March 2017.

My Family: Not the Sitcom is Baddiel’s hilarious comedy, detailing stories of his late mother Sarah and his dementia-ridden father Colin. Both riotous and thought-provoking, the show covers topics such as memory, ageing, infidelity, gay cats and an over-sensitive moral culture.

Described by Baddiel as a massively disrespectful celebration of his parents, the show examines why, when family members die, we only have good things to say about them. After all, even though family members are gone, we might remember that they weren’t always angelic!

Opening at the Playhouse Theatre London for a limited season, My Family: Not the Sitcom received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, delving into family secrets we really shouldn’t know, with a refreshing, brutally honest humour. The show runs from March 28th to June 3rd 2017.

David-SitcomCast and Creative

My Family: Not the Sitcom is written and performed by writer and comedian David Baddiel. Best-known for his collaborations with Frank Skinner, including Fantasy Football League, as well as the hit film and play The Infidel, Baddiel has had previous success with his play FAME: Not the Musical.

Show Lengths and Times

My Family: Not the Sitcom opens at the Playhouse Theatre London on March 28th for a limited run until June 3rd 2017. Performances are at 8pm every day, excluding Sundays, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 3pm.

Show running time is 2 hours, including an interval.

Suitable for Children?

My Family: Not the Sitcom is recommended for those aged 16 and up, due to explicit language and adult themes.


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Have you seen My Family: Not the Sitcom? If so please share your thoughts in the comments section below!


  1. Fabulous show, engaging, funny & poignant . Loved the honesty & openess . Takes a brave man to share his family’s story. Loved every minute. Thank you

  2. I’m living with dementia, my mother has been suffering now for some three years. I’ve been able to keep her at home but had to give my job up to look after her full time. This one-man heart-warming and quite near the mark show made me laugh so much and at times I shed tears completely empathising with accounts of his father. Omg totally brilliant, loved every minute. I’m so glad I’m not the only one to laugh in the face of dementia. He did his family proud.

  3. I so wish I too lacked the shame gene – alas I’m not so lucky. A brave and moving performance – I thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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