Ashley Blaker’s ‘Normal Schmormal’ show

April 5, 2024

Comedian Ashley Blaker waxes lyrical about raising children with special needs in his new stand-up show, Normal Schmormal, at Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 21 April.

The show is based on Blaker’s best-selling book of the same name, which explores parenting children with special needs, including attending endless meetings, facing countless therapists, public humiliation, failed playdates and occasional violence. The book – part memoir, part guide – was serialised in The Sunday Times – and written with humour and compassion, has been described as a must-read for parents, carers and teachers of children with special educational needs. Blaker’s show now explores how the acclaimed comedian doesn’t live in a ‘normal’ household, but would he want to.

A ‘skilled storyteller’ according to The New York Times, Blaker is also a writer and producer whose credits include 6.5 Children (BBC Radio 4, star), Little Britain (Radio 4, producer), V Graham Norton (Channel 4, writer) and The Joan Rivers Position (Channel 5, writer). He has sold out in London, off Broadway, and the Edinburgh Festival; and toured the UK and world.

Ashley Blaker: Normal Schmormal will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 21 April at 7.30pm. Recommended age: 16+. For more information or to book tickets visit theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk or call 01962 840 440

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