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Covid-19 Update

De Montfort Hall is closed to the public until further notice. We are working hard to reschedule as many shows as we can and we will be in touch with bookers direct to discuss options for affected shows. Updates will also be provided on our social media and website. Thank you for your ongoing patience and support.

Avalon Promotions Ltd present

David Baddiel

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Following his five-star Olivier-nominated hit My Family: Not The Sitcom and the return to number 1 of his seminal football anthem Three Lions, David Baddiel comes back to the stage with a brand new one-man show, Trolls: Not The Dolls.

Trolls: the terrible people who spend all day insulting and abusing strangers for no other reason than to fill the huge gaps in their souls. There is a common wisdom about how to deal with trolls: don’t, for goodness sake, encourage these people by replying to them.

It’s a good law. And it’s one that David Baddiel has consistently broken. Because David has always seen trolls as hecklers, and if a comedian gets heckled, it is their duty not to ignore the heckler, but to wittily put them down. Over the years, David has spent a lot of time doing this, which has led him to think that there might be a show in it: a show that would say something about how we live now.

David has stories to tell, of the dark, terrible and hysterically absurd cyber-paths that interacting with trolls has led him down. Come with him on this comedy journey into our culture’s most dank virtual underground. You will come back safe, more able to deflect your own trolls, and only a little bit soiled.

"Boasts side-splitting laughs and also moves people to tears." Evening Standard

"Hugely funny." The Times

"Compelling to watch both for its unvarnished truth and complicated affection." The Guardian

"A show that bubbles with love and unexpected joie de vivre." The Telegraph


This is the new rescheduled date from Friday 24 April 2020.

All tickets, including pre-booked venue parking, will remain valid for the new date. If you need to contact us to discuss your booking please email dmh-office@leicester.gov.uk



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