Geoff Norcott: I Blame the Parents

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Aylesbury Waterside Second Space

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Fri 4 Feb 2022

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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.

Aylesbury Waterside Second Space

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Fri 4 Feb 2022
Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
Fri at 19:30
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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 in to 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?

Geoff now has a string of top-level credits to his name including The Last Leg (C4), Would I lie To You? (BBC1), Mock the Week (BBC2), Live at The Apollo (BBC2), Offended by Irvine Welsh (Sky Arts), The Mash Report (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4) and The Duchess (Netflix). He also fronted his own documentary, How The Middle Classes Ruined Britain (BBC2) and has released three Radio 4 specials to date, one of which won 'Best Comedy' at BBC Radio & Music Awards. 2021 also sees Geoff releasing his first book, the memoir ‘Where Did I Go Right’, which has already garnered praise from comics including Romesh Ranganathan, Katherine Ryan & David Baddiel.

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Aylesbury Waterside Second Space

Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
Aylesbury Station
The box office will open 90 minutes before the performance on performance days.
There is a bar on every level of the theatre, including a private bar in our Cartwright Room and Second Space. Try our Waterside Ale, sourced from the Chiltern Brewery at www.chilternbrewery.co.uk, for the full Waterside experience.
The theatre cloakroom is located in the Stalls foyer; items can be stored in the cloakroom for £1. ATG Theatre Card members have free use of the cloakroom.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s flexible Second Space hosts a programme of intimate productions and events throughout the year including a monthly Comedy Club, regular screenings, Bring Your Own Baby Comedy and small scale shows and live music gigs. The Second Space is easily accessible with a bar selling a range of light refreshments and facilities available within easy reach.

One of the venue’s hireable spaces, the Second Space is licensed for wedding ceremonies and ideal for accommodating conferences, exhibitions, dinners and private events.

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Aylesbury Waterside Second Space

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Fri 4 Feb 2022
Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
Fri at 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more: