Geoff Norcott: I Blame The Parents

Geoff Norcott: I Blame The Parents

Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2021

Starring: Geoff Norcott

I Blame the Parents is the fourth national tour for Geoff Norcott, and this time he 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.

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 b****cks before it gets to his son?

Upcoming Dates

Date: Wed 20 Oct 2021
Venue: Verwood Hub
Price: £16.50
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Wed 10 Nov 2021
Venue: Milton Keynes Stables
Price: £16.50
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

Date: Mon 22 Nov 2021
Venue: Lyme Regis Marine Theatre
Price: £16 to £18
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

Date: Wed 2 Feb 2022
Venue: Crawley The Hawth
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Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Sat 5 Feb 2022
Venue: Hove The Old Market
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Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Sun 6 Feb 2022
Venue: Cardiff Glee Club
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Date: Sat 5 Mar 2022
Venue: Newcastle Stand
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Show starts: 17:00 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Thu 10 Mar 2022
Venue: Bath Komedia
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Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Thu 31 Mar 2022
Venue: Bilston Town Hall
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Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Fri 8 Apr 2022
Venue: Aberdeen Lemon Tree
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Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Fri 6 May 2022
Venue: Swindon Arts Centre
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