One big project. Two ambitious women. Mothers to several small kids. No bedtime routine. But the show must go on.

Meeting a parent you envy, and a parent you want to slap in the face. Witnessing a scene and vowing never to have kids (or at least not to have any more). Understanding and tolerating. Being protective over the silence.

Whether having kids or not we invite you to join us in probing 21st Century parenthood.How do we discuss sex in front of the sandpit, write a thriller inside a playpen and arrange a hot date whilst playing Lego?

To work or not to work? That is the question. Our ambition did not disappear when we had kids. It is ever-present, and often in conflict: they both fight for our attention.

Can we soothe our babies and our ambition?

Because, whether a parent or not, we all have an opinion…

Creative Team:

Devised and performed by Tina Hofman and Kristina Gavran

Rehearsal director –  Oliver O’Shea

Sound and Light Designer – Jon Bates

Stage Manager – Tom Moseley

Photography and poster design –  Fernando

 

Audience Feedback:

  • Captured the complexity of motherhood. Uplifting. Lyn Gardner needs to see it.
  • Excellent thought provoking piece. Most enjoyable. Deserves to be seen by a wider audience.
  • Highly original, entertaining, but also very thought provoking.
  • Marvellously thought. Provoking ideas, interestingly presented. Definitely worth developing this project further. I would also love to see a sequel show presenting the father’s point of view.
  • Great to see a relaxed attitude to little babies in the theatre too – the little toddler in pink was totally part of the show!
  • I thoroughly enjoyed some adult time in a child-friendly environment! Loved the thought provoking content – great show. Thank you.
  • Great show and actors, good to see a play deal with real life issues. Great to be able to bring children.
  • I wish my partner/the dad could have seen it, it would be great to have a dad version.
  • As well thought and funny, exciting show that is great for all ages that really captures the idea of motherhood. Was really nice for the kids to move around as they wished, made a big difference to the children enjoying the show. Thank you.
  • A great experience. Not only was the show relatable but also it was great to be welcomed to a space where my little baby could also come.
  • 18 months into parenthood and this is definitely told the story of our experiences – including me as a first time dad with many competing ambitions (the writing and language learning) Loved it!
  • Very honest! No one speaks it out. Great show made me laugh! It’s truth I’m mum myself! Go, girls. The show should have as many plays as possible.

Supported by Arts Council England, Sir Barry Jackson Trust and mac, Birmingham.

 

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