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James Nesbitt   Sheila Hancock   Clare Burt
Kirsty MacLaren   Rachel Lumberg   Scott Folan

This Is My Family

A musical by Tim Firth

Minerva TheatreTicketsPrice: from £20


A perfect family
These days is hard to find.

Imagine you’re a spirited 13-year-old and you’ve won – actually won – a magazine competition to describe your family. The prize is a dream holiday for the lot of you, anywhere in the world.

Except… Nicky’s family isn’t the blissfully happy bunch she’s described. More like the contestants in a gladiatorial arena, in fact. Where on earth can she take them that might make her wishful thinking a reality?

Winner of the 2013 UK Theatre Award for Best Musical, this hilarious musical comedy, which moves seamlessly between speech and song, is a celebration of the lifelong adventure that is family love.

Book, lyrics and music are by Tim Firth, the award-winning writer of many celebrated hits including Calendar Girls and Neville’s Island at Chichester. This Is My Family is his first original solo musical. The production is directed by Artistic Director Daniel Evans whose previous work at Chichester includes Me and My Girl and Flowers for Mrs Harris (2018), Fiddler on the Roof and Quiz (2017).

James Nesbitt (Cold Feet, The Missing) makes his Chichester debut whilst Sheila Hancock makes a welcome return; her more recent work includes Sister Act in the West End. Clare Burt also returns to Chichester following her acclaimed performance in Flowers for Mrs Harris (2018). They are joined by Kirsty MacLaren, Rachel Lumberg and Scott Folan.

Prologue 17 Blue Teal.

Prologue tickets available from 2 March

Cast & Creatives


  • Bw Nesbitt James.

    James Nesbitt

  • Bw Hancock Sheila 13.

    Sheila Hancock

  • Bw Clare Burt.

    Clare Burt

  • Bw Kirsty Maclaren 8385.

    Kirsty MacLaren

  • Bw Rachel Lumberg.

    Rachel Lumberg

  • Bw Scott Folan.

    Scott Folan


Creative Team

Daniel Evans


Richard Kent


Caroline Humphris

Musical Supervisor, Musical Director & Orchestrations

David Plater

Lighting Designer

Paul Arditti

Sound Designer

Carrie-Anne Ingrouille

Movement Director

Charlotte Sutton

Casting Director

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