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Geoff Norcott

I Blame The Parents

New Date: Fri 15 Oct, 7.30pm

In response to the ongoing covid-19 situation this event is being rescheduled from Thursday 20th May to Friday 15th October 2021.

If you have tickets you do not need to do anything, all tickets remain valid for the new date. If you can no longer attend, please email the Box Office on hexagonboxoffice@gmail.com to request a refund by the end of September 2020. You can also choose your refund in the form of a credit to your Reading Arts Account that can be used towards any future booking. Your credit will be valid for an extended period of 3 years giving you even more opportunity to enjoy a fantastic show with us in the future.

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'I Blame the Parents’ is the fourth national tour for Geoff Norcott, following on the back of ‘Conswervative’, ‘Traditionalism’ and ‘Taking Liberties’. 

This time Geoff talks less politics (alright, there will probably be a bit), but this brand-new show will mostly explore personal responsibility, parenting and who should take the blame when things go wrong.  

'Sets himself apart from the liberal commentariat with a sharp self-knowing wit ★★★★' Dominic Maxwell, The Times 

Whatever happened to the idea of personal responsibility? In the age of victimhood, it seems like whatever’s wrong with your life it can be blamed on someone else. Governments, employers… some bigot from four hundred years ago. 

Where did it go wrong? It has to be the parents. Every generation there’s an opportunity for a new set of mums and dads to set their kids straight and make a stand against whatever trendy nonsense is currently doing the rounds. But do we? Or is it easier to give into fear and the pursuit of a quiet life? 

Geoff has realised he’s also a bag of contradictions. Raised on a south London council estate by two maverick parents, there’s plenty he has to sift through. His Dad was a trade union man who obsessed over stocks and shares. His mum was a closet chauvinist and far too frank on the subject of sex.  

With a child of his own, Geoff spies a one-off chance for his family to finally get it right and produce a balanced human being, but can he filter out his own bollocks before it gets to his son?