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.
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