Tim Firth comedy This Is My Family set for Royal & Derngate

This Is My Family

Award winning writer Tim Firth (Calender Girls) brings his new musical comedy, This Is My Family to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate.

This funny and moving show is about the holiday of a lifetime that 13-year-old Nicky wins for her charmingly, chaotic, family.

Nicky is a typical teenager – surgically attached to her mobile phone and mortally embarrassed by her moderately dysfunctional family.

When she wins the chance to take her family on the holiday of a lifetime, she decides to take them to pretty much the last place they would expect…

Winner of the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical in 2013 This Is My Family is a funny and heart-warming story that captures the comedy and tragedy of daily domestic life.

Rachel Lumberg plays free-spirited aunt Sian; Evelyn Hoskins (Misfits) and Terence Keeley (Beauty Queen of Leenane) play teenagers Nicky and sulky brother, Matt.

Clare Burt (London Road) is barely-coping mum, Yvonne, Bill Champion (Intimate Exchanges, A Chorus of Disapproval) is DIY-mad dad, Steve and Marjorie Yates (Shameless) completes the cast as elderly grandmother May.

The fast-paced and hilariously funny comedy takes to the Royal stage from October 21-25. The performance is recommended for ages 12 and above.

Tour dates:

October 9-18, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
October 21-25, Royal & Derngate
October 28-November 1, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
November 4-8, Liverpool Playhouse
November 11-15, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

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