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This Is My Family

This is My Family

Tuesday 28 October - Saturday 1 November 2014

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: £8.50 - £20.75. Concessions £8.50 - £18.75

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When it was first staged last year This Is My Family became the best-selling show in the history of Sheffield’s Crucible Studio and won the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical.

“This is my family. That was the competition. All I had to do was describe my family and I could win a dream holiday. Ok, so I lied through my teeth and made them all sound perfect, but who cares! I won! I can take them to Rio! To Florida! Acapulco!”

Instead, 13 year-old Nicky Perry chose pretty much the last holiday her family were expecting, but one she hoped might just stop them from falling apart. Out in the wilds her dream soon becomes a nightmare. But a secret lies buried in this place which will change things forever.

This fast-paced, laugh-out-loud and hugely moving new musical from Tim Firth, the writer of Calendar Girls, goes to the heart of the question: what exactly is the point of family in the modern age?

Age recommendation: 12 +

Running time: 2 hours including a 20 minute interval.

Tue 28 Oct 7:45pm
Wed 29 Oct 2:30pm
Wed 29 Oct 7:45pm
Thu 30 Oct 7:45pm
Fri 31 Oct 7:45pm Signed Performance
Sat 1 Nov 2:30pm Audio Described
Sat 1 Nov 7:45pm

*****

The Sunday Express

“ … sweet as a nut, funny, truthful, glorying in grumpy family love.”

The Times

“ … the audience loved it – uttering whoops of wonder and cheers of delight.”

The Daily Mail

****

“Firth creates genuinely funny characters”

“a feel good show that captures the tensions in the nuclear family without exploding the concept”

“I suspect Firth’s likable musical will have a long life”

The Guardian

“immaculate”

“lively and life-affirming”

****

The Stage

“Beautiful story, great writing and fab music”

Gary Barlow

“There is a lot of heart to this new pocket musical from Tim Firth”

“Firth’s well-observed, clever piece ensures belly laughs abound”

****

The Sunday Times

“very funny”

“unashamedly feelgood and sentimental production which flicks all the right switches”

“impossible not to be drawn into the ups and downs of family life leaving many in the audience alternating between helpless laughter and real tears”

“the entire cast is spectacularly good”

The Independent

“Funny, touching and magical”

“Daniel Evans’s direction is impeccable.”

“This promises to be an instant mini classic.”

The Observer

Access performances:

Audio described: Sat 1 Nov, 2.30pm

Signed: Fri 31 Oct, 7.45pm

This is My Family Trailer

Posted by anon on 14th August 2014

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Audience Reaction to This Is My Family

Posted by Rosie Mackie on 30th October 2014

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Gary Barlow Gives Thumbs Up to New Musical This Is My Family

Posted by Kate Evans on 2nd October 2014

Here’s just a sample of some of the fantastic reactions to Tim Firth's new musical, This Is My Family, during its premiere in Sheffield last year inclu... Read more

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