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Good Enough Mums Club mums


Rebecca Bernice Amissah as Michelle, Amy Ross as Sophie, Joanna Kirkland as Bea, Jade Samuels as Chantel and Belinda Wollaston as Esme in The Good Enough Mums Club at the Lowry. Pic: Pamela Raith
Rebecca Bernice Amissah as Michelle, Amy Ross as Sophie, Joanna Kirkland as Bea, Jade Samuels as Chantel and Belinda Wollaston as Esme in The Good Enough Mums Club at the Lowry. Pic: Pamela Raith

Based on real-life tales of motherhood, and produced, written, directed and performed by mums, new musical, The Good Enough Mums Club ends its current UK tour at The Lowry from November 30-December 2.

Co-commissioned by The Lowry and Birmingham Hippodrome, the team behind it has spent the last decade getting it together.

Lowry head of theatres Matthew Eames said: “Watching an earlier concert version of the show was incredible and our audiences more or less demanded they get to see the whole show. We're delighted to comply and play a role in supporting a new musical.”

When the council threatens to close their local playgroup, five women thrown together by motherhood overcome their isolation and loneliness to discover they are stronger as a group than as individuals – and that sometimes, being good enough is best.

Emily Beecher, an award-winning co-creative director, writer, producer, performer, story consultant (and single mum to Maisie), is the creator and founding mother of the show, which grew out of her experience with severe post-natal depression and psychosis. In 2014 a short community workshop version played to sold-out audiences and in the intervening years the team has reworked it by meeting mothers from all over the country – from a mosque in Birmingham to a pub in Leeds and a school in London - collecting their stories to ensure the show represents a variety of experiences of motherhood.

Children under four are welcome to attend special relaxed baby and child-friendly matinees – though if your child is at the "repeat everything" stage you might want to consider this carefully: the show can be quite sweary! Evening performances are strictly for those of 12 and over.


More info and tickets here




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