COMIC David Baddiel did not set out to be "massively disrespectful" of the dead; but he still plans to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth during a show at the RSC in Stratford.

Expect to hear about his sex mad mum, and also gay cats.

A spokesman for his show, My Family: Not The Sitcom said: "Following a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel brings his Olivier-nominated one-man show to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

"The show is about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf and gay cats. It’s a massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late sex-mad mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin."

The spokesman added: "When family members die, or are lost to dementia, all we tend to say about them is that they were wonderful. But if that is all you can say about them, you may as well say nothing: to truly remember our loved ones, you have to call up their weirdnesses, their madnesses, their flaws. Because the dead, despite what we may think, are not angels."

David will visit the RSC as part of the RSC’s Live at the RSC strand, "which seeks to offer audiences the best in new music and comedy".

Past events have seen the likes of Al Murray, Rufus Wainwright, John Grant, Gaz Coombes and Russell Kane all taking to the RSC’s stages.

Jenny Eclair’s How to Be a Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane) visits the RST on Sunday October 8.

But fans of Baddiel will have to wait until Sunday, June 3 next year for him to be frank, nostalgic and very funny, all at the same time.

Tickets and further details on 01789 403493, /david-baddiel