The comedian will perform his show, My Family: Not The Sitcom, which covers the topic of his father’s Pick’s disease, to raise money for the Unforgettable Foundation
Unforgettable are extremely excited to announce that comedian and writer David Baddiel will be performing a special charity gala performance of his stand-up show, My Family: Not The Sitcom to raise money for three dementia charities, including The Unforgettable Foundation.
David’s show, which among other topics, covers off his experiences of caring for his father, Colin, who has frontotemporal dementia (sometimes known as Pick’s disease), has already played to a sell-out crowd at the Meniere Chocolate Factory, and has now transferred to the West End, playing at the Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand.
The show has been dubbed ‘a massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. It’s a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, and gay cats.’
‘I’m very happy to be performing My Family: Not The Sitcom for dementia charities and awareness-raising groups. One of the things the show tries to do is challenge stock ideas about dementia – particularly the idea that it’s something which can’t possibly be broached through comedy – and the reaction I’ve had, both from people with suffering relatives and from organisations like Alzheimer’s Society, Rare Dementia Support, and The Unforgettable Foundation has been so positive, that I thought I’d like to, in that immortal phrase, give something back.’
In buying a ticket to the show, you’ll be raising money for three fantastic charities:
The Unforgettable Foundation
Our Foundation aims to raise funds for education to increase awareness that it is possible to live well with dementia, quality of life research and to provide greater access to useful information, advice, products and services that help to address predictable challenges in the dementia journey.
The Alzheimer’s Society
The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity – supporting people to live well with dementia today and funding research to find a cure for tomorrow. The charity champions the rights of people living with dementia and the millions of people who care for them.
Rare Dementia Support
Rare Dementia Support is a fund held by The National Brain Appeal raising money to provide specialist support group services for individuals living with or affected by an atypical dementia diagnosis
Read blogger Virginia Bailey’s review of David’s show here.