David Baddiel sits on a laptop labelled 2020 Tour, ornamented with multi-colour-hair troll dolls. He sits in the dark, a solo spotlight shining on him.
Thu 2 Sep - Sat 4 Sep

David Baddiel: Warm Up

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.


Venue: Studio Theatre

★★★★★ The Jewish Chronicle   ★★★★ The Telegraph   ★★★★ The Mail on Sunday   ★★★★ The Sunday Times   ★★★★ Evening Standard   ★★★★ The I   ★★★★ Whatsonstage

“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


Age Guidance: 14+
Running Time: approx. 1 hour 45 mins (inc interval)
Latecomers cannot be admitted.

Tickets from £12
Dynamic pricing applies to this event. This means that the price of individual seats may increase based on demand, so it's best to book early.

Group Discounts may apply to this event. Please contact the Groups Department at groups@artsdepot.co.uk for more information.


Booking Info

Tickets from £12

Age Guidance: 14+

  • Thu 2 Sep 20218.00pmBook
  • Fri 3 Sep 20218.00pmBook
  • Sat 4 Sep 20218.00pmBook

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