The Dirty Mother

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Suitability and warnings: M

Coarse Language:


Other Warnings:

Mental Health, Smoke Effects

Please note:

Includes content relating to medical neglect

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About this event

The story of birth is all of our story, and it's the one we're not supposed to tell. The Dirty Mother is a graphic, physical comedy; an epic and true adventure of one woman's not-so-golden initiation into motherhood.

Featuring Yummy Mummy Yoga, Hugh Grant for a birth partner and the Royal Family watching on, this is a cosmic mass with the Goddess that guffaws one moment and devastates the next. Set in a post-natal Underworld of big hopes and big pants and steeped in live guitar and a sublime montage of memory, join Michelle as she embarks on the mystery of where her 'self' has gone and how she will recover it, in this bodacious tale of life and reinvention.

"...It's got everything, agony and ecstasy, anger and comedy, the promise of life and the danger of death" SeeSaw Magazine, 2019

"One of the most engaging solo pieces I’ve ever seen in fact. You absolutely killed it and had me balling my eyes out and laughing my socks off!" Bec Fingher, 2020

Presented by:
The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights and Michelle Hall

Michelle Hall is a cross arts practitioner, working with text, movement, dance, film and music in a live choreographic theatre. Michelle is a contemporary storyteller with a practice as an independent theatremaker, teaching artist and director. She has 15 years experience as an educator, facilitator and director. Since 2003, she has been devising stories for and with young people and community through Oxford Youth Theatre (UK), Pegasus Theatre (UK), Barking Gecko Theatre (WA), Spare Parts Theatre (WA), Electric Cabaret (UK), Catalyst (UK), and Royal De Lux (Perth Festival).

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