Touring now is a one-woman show for adult audiences called Snap (formally called Mummy Monster). Snap is a site-specific kitchen show that is performed in private homes, community venues and at festivals. It is about a mother's journey from a seeming state of balance into a state in which she is no longer fully in control. It is my personal exploration into isolation and adoration and the times when I ‘lose it’. Read on to find out more.
Snap is set in a kitchen at night as an over tired mother struggles to find space for herself. It is an intimate show that gives focus to ‘what Mother’s do’ and delves into themes of early parenthood, neighbourly responsibility and the joy and struggle of raising the next generation.
The show is comic, visual and physical and accessible to all. It was developed alongside Children’s Centre staff and users and has been performed to a broad range of adult audiences. These include newly arrived refugees, festival audiences, parents, grandparents and many who do not have their own children.
Snap is a powerful and exciting show that is frank, funny and ferocious. It has been co-devised alongside Sarah Corbett (co-creator of "We Are Bronte" by Publick Transport), with original sounds and music by Liz Purnell. If you would like to see the domestic space of your kitchen transformed into theatre or you work with a group in the community and would like to bring theatre to their doorstep, then get in touch.
If you are a professional arts venue or festival and would like to discuss our requirements, then get in touch and I can send you a marketing pack and film link.
Thursday 25th January 7.30pm:
Live and Local, Kings Bromley Village Hall, Alrewas Road, Kings Bromley, Staffordshire DE13
Friday 26th January 7.30pm:
Lincolnshire Rural Touring, Billinghay Community Rooms, Church Lane, Billinghay, Lincolnshire LN4 4HZ
Friday 23rd February 11am:
Salisbury Arts Centre kitchen, Bedwin Street, Salisbury SP1 3UT
Friday 23rd February evening:
Theatre Fest West, private kitchen unreleased location, Salisbury
Saturday 10th March:
Shindig, Fairfield Village Hall, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 9LZ
Friday 20 April:
Live and Local, Foxt Village Hall, Foxt, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HJ
I was also delighted to work with MotherShip in Birmingham in June 2018 as part of their PLAYGroup project. This is a befriending project for newly arrived mothers and local mothers and their 0-4 year olds. Snap was performed at The Meena Centre, home of Help Refugees. This was the unofficial women and children's centre in the Calais jungle until it had to find a new home, now on the edge of Birmingham's jewellery quarter.
Hamilton House Community Kitchen, Bristol
The Lyric Theatre, Bridport
The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
Llandogo Millenium Hall, Monmouthshire
Knowle West Children's Centre, Bristol
Thimblemill Library, Smethwick, Birmingham
Snap was also seen at Barton Hill Healthy Living Centre,
Bannerman Road Children's Centre, Bristol and in many private kitchens.
With thanks to Shanti Sherson, Arts Development Officer at The Barton Hill Healthy Living Centre, and Knowle West and Bannerman Road Children’s Centres, Bristol.