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Oh Mother

★★★★ -‘A richly textured collage of love, worry, joy and sleepless nights.’ – The Guardian

★★★★ – ‘Hilarious and unflinching’ – The Stage


This show is a fever dream made in the heat of the love, the exhaustion and the chaos.

Following the award winning Three Sisters, RashDash and their mums explore having and becoming mothers.

Oh Mother is made up of fragments of stories that are interrupted and cut off, woven together to create the dreamlike world you can live in when you are taking care of someone, at the beginning or the end of their life.

The stories are interspersed with sequences of movement and music that adventure into epic domestic, rage, gender, bonding, attachment and climbing into dishwashers…

It explores how our relationships change when we take care of someone who depends on us.

What a transformative thing it can be to take care of someone else, completely. How it rearranges you. How you might yearn to do it. How you will definitely yearn for a break.

It is relentless. Diabolical. Wonderful. Hilarious. Necessary.

Oh Mother is for our friends, our parents, our partners, our babies. It’s for parents to be, co-parents, people who have mothering or parenting roles and any of you that are making a family. And family means everything you want it to mean.

Please note:

  • Parent and Baby performance/matinee: Thu 26 May 14:15

This Parent and Baby performance is designed ONLY for parents, grandparents and carers of babies aged 12 months and under. If your child is aged over 12 months or if you wish to bring older children, we recommend looking through our programme for other age-appropriate performances.

The content of the show remains the same, but light levels will be higher to make it easier to feed your baby. No-one will mind if your baby cries, you walk around or change nappies during the show. And you are welcome to dip in and out of the auditorium as needed.

This performance is priced at our regular ticket price, with no charge for your baby.

Our cafe bar team are able to provide high chairs and hot water for bottles on request. Baby changing facilities are available. Our Front of House team will be happy to help with enquiries during your visit.