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

Posted on 2 October 2014

Let’s face it, when it comes to dysfunctional families, we’ve all got our stories to tell! From moody teens and wayward aunts, warring parents to gregarious grannies, the every day drama of family life is something we can all relate to!

It may come as little surprise then to find out that, when it first opened back in 2013, This Is My Family, a new musical comedy by Tim Firth (creator of Calendar Girls) took audiences by storm – smashing Box Office records, and winning the prestigious UK Theatre Award for Best Musical. Not only that but Tim’s hilarious take on modern day family life attracted more than its fair share of celebrity fans.

Brought to life by a talented cast of six and a six-piece band, This Is My Family is a funny and moving musical about the sheer horrific nightmare of a family going on holiday together – something which most of us can relate to at some point in our lives!

Here’s just a sample of some of the fantastic reactions to the show during its premiere in Sheffield last year including a tweet from Gary Barlow himself.

‘Daniel Evans’s direction is impeccable.’

‘an instant mini classic.’

The Observer

‘Firth’s well-observed, clever piece ensures belly laughs abound’ – The Sunday Express

‘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 Sunday Times

‘Simple and sophisticated, catchy and clever’

– Independent

‘A celebration of the splendours and sorrows of any house, on any street’

– The Times

‘…the audience loved it – uttering whoops of wonder and cheers of delight.’

– The Daily Mail

This Is My Family bursts onto the Belgrade Main Stage from Tues 28 Oct – Sat 1 Nov. Tickets are priced from £9 – £21.25 and are available via the Belgrade Theatre Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or online at where tickets are cheaper.