Mother F

Mother F. Copyright: BBC.

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Theatre starring Susan Swanton and Isabel Ford performed on the following days in August 2013...

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Mother F is a celebratory and touching comedy about mothers. A mother dies and two sisters rummage through her attic. Mother F is about an ordinary, wonderful and awful mother. Told using a physical style, new writing, witty choreography, sitcom, stand-up and cabaret, Mother F is tender, irreverent and funny. You will leave with a spring in your step, a song in your heart and a ping pong ball in your pocket. Bring your mother! A devised production performed by Susan Swanton and Isabel Ford with direction by Ben Keaton and choreography by Sian Williams (The Kosh).

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Mother F is a celebratory and touching comedy about mothers. A mother dies and two sisters rummage through her attic. Mother F is about the most ordinary, wonderful, awful mother in the world. Told using a physical style, a fusion of new writing, witty choreography and with a heady combination of cabaret, Mother F is tender, irreverent, emotional and funny. Artistic Director and performer Susan Swanton collaborated in 2012 with a team that included Perrier award winner and director Ben Keaton, choreographer Sian Williams (The Kosh) and comedy actress Isabel Ford. They gave birth to Mother F.

Bring your mother!

Artistic Director Susan Swanton says: "When I became a mother, I started to look at my own mother, the way I am mothering my own children and how baffling it all is. I put out a questionnaire for people to talk about their mothers and describe what that relationship is. Participants were filled with overwhelming respect and love and a few gave stories of regret and sadness. Some were hilarious. I am interested in looking at all aspects of motherhood and how universal and intrinsically individual this relationship is. I want to put an honest and comic representation of motherhood on stage and pay a tribute to all mothers. It's a comedy that will purge the senses, make you weep with laughter, cry with happiness and leave the theatre with a spring in your step, a song in your heart, oh, and a ping pong ball in your pocket!"


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Person Role
Susan Swanton Self
Isabel Ford Self