Next Door But One present
Any Mother Would
Written and Directed by Matt Harper
A new one act play celebrating those 'normal' but extrodinary women that keep us going.
"They’re all over the world; women that move molehills rather than mountains."
Much like David Attenborough shows his viewers the hidden, lovingly guarded, intimate moments of nature, 'Any Mother Would' does the same, but in a 3 bed detached in a rural cul-de-sac. Frances Towers is a Mother, Methodist and much loved Maverick and we are in her living room. In her nest made of photos, piles of paper, ornaments and nicknacks from years gone by, she busily flits from one job to the next whilst simultaneously caring for, amusing, aggravating and over-feeding her family. Sound quite normal? Well this is no ordinary woman - because there is no such thing! In the only way she can, she takes everything that her son, daughter and husband throw at her and constructs it into something that works...it may be a bit rickety and slightly faulty in places, but it works.
Semi autobiographic and infused with stories shared with NDB1 over the years, Any Mother Would does not aim to revolutionise or reimagine family dynamics, but rather give time and importance to the forgotten or overlooked stories that create the tapestry of who we are.
Any Mother Would promises to be an amusing, relatable and heartwarming experience which sends you off home to tell your own stories.
There will be a playback theatre performance inbetween the matinee and evening performance on Sunday 12th March
All proceeds from tickets will go to Cancer Research UK
Note: This performance includes strong language