Touring now is a one-woman show for adult audiences called Mummy Monster. Mummy Monster is about one woman’s journey from a seeming state of balance into a monstrous state where she is no longer fully in control. The show is about isolation and adoration and is an exploration of the times when you “lose it.” Mummy Monster has toured to studio theatres, private homes and community venues. Read on to find out more.
Mummy Monster was developed as a powerful and exciting site-specific kitchen show that continues to tour to private homes and community venues. The show has been developed alongside Children’s Centre staff and users and is suitable for anybody who spends long hours with small children or who cares about anybody who does.
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.
The Mummy Monster studio theatre performance is an expanded version of the show for a broad theatre audience. Like the Mummy Monster kitchen show, it focuses on the quiet of the kitchen at night but delves deeper into the themes of postnatal depression, neighborly responsibility and the joy and struggle of raising the next generation. It is frank, funny and ferocious and combines visual, physical and comic theatre. This show has been co-devised and directed by Sarah Corbett. It is now booking for 2018 so if you are a venue and are interested in the show, get in touch and I will 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. Mummy Monster 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
Mummy Monster 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.