TV Mums recount joys of motherhood in acclaimed comedyDate: 12 July 2010
Top TV stars, Gillian Taylforth (Eastenders Kathy Beale for over 13 years, and more recently in Footballer’s Wives and The Bill); Tracy Shaw (ill-fated Maxine Peacock in Coronation Street )and Sally Ann Matthews (Coronation Street, Waterloo Road and Emmerdale) head the line-up in this acclaimed comedy about how children
A smash-hit on two continents, Mum’s the Word comprises five women, five stories and one common thread; an hilarious and intimate look at motherhood. Having performed over 5,000 shows around the world, played eight record-breaking UK tours and a West End run, this award-winning, sell-out stage phenomenon is on the road again; liberating, enlightening and educating but mainly just washing the secret, funny, dirty laundry of motherhood in public.
Originally written by six Canadian actresses, each of whom were once glamorous, exciting professionals and who find themselves as exhausted, bedraggled amateur mothers with ten children under the age of six between them, Mum’s The Word is a cathartic account of their experiences, as they recount the trials and tribulations of motherhood.
Uniquely, each and every one of the actresses in the production is required to be a mother, in keeping with the original concept of the show. This perceptive and painfully funny play deals with the shocking realities of child-bearing through to child-rearing and the daily drudgery of food, spit, snot, vomit, urine, faeces and bathwater, with which every parent can identify!
"Every day I start out Mary Poppins but I end up Cruella De Vil"
Mum’s the Word plays at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 26 – 31 July
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