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Sophie Melville, Denise Black and Cat Simmons Will Direct MUM at Soho Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth

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Sophie Melville, Denise Black and Cat Simmons will show up in the planet premiere of MUM. This provocative and unflinching portrayal of early motherhood and mental well being, penned by Olivier award-profitable playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia, The World/ West End) and directed by Abigail Graham (quickly to also direct Aladdin at Lyric Hammersmith) will run at Theatre Royal Plymouth from 30 September – 16 October ahead of transferring to Soho Theatre from 20 October – 20 November where by it will have a push night on Tuesday 26 October.

Sophie Melville, whose credits incorporate Iphigenia in Splott (for which she gained The Stage Award for Acting Excellence, the Wales Theatre Award for Ideal Woman Functionality and was nominated for an Evening Typical Award and a Drama Desk Award), Herding Cats (Soho Theatre), Pops (Roxy Theatre – for which she received The Stage Award for Remarkable Efficiency), the forthcoming Masks and Faces (Finborough Theatre) and on tv Simply call the Midwife, The Pact and The Missing (all BBC) will perform Nina. Denise Black, extensively recognized for her foremost Tv set roles in displays these kinds of as Coronation Road, Emmerdale (ITV) and Queer as Folk (Channel 4) as well as several acclaimed theatre performances like The Cherry Orchard (Sherman Theatre – for which she received the British isles Theatre Award for very best effectiveness in a participate in) and Deep Blue Sea (Chichester Competition Theatre) will participate in Pearl. The forged is done by Cat Simmons, who most not long ago appeared on phase in Occur From Away (West Conclude), The Lady in the Van (Theatre Royal Bathtub) and A single Really like (Birmingham Rep) and whose Tv set credits include things like her extended operating part in The Bill (ITV), Killing Eve (BBC) and Vera (ITV) will perform Jackie.

This unmissable earth premiere is a collaboration concerning Francesca Moody Productions (initial producer of Fleabag, the Olivier award-profitable Little one Reindeer, Shedinburgh Fringe Competition which is shortly to return for a next calendar year and the forthcoming Leopards opening this September at the Rose Theatre) and author Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (whose hit display Emilia won 3 Olivier Awards in 2020 and whose new punk musical play Common Ladies premieres at Sheffield Crucible this September).

Motherhood. No one can put together you for it. No make any difference how considerably you explain to your self you can do it – can you? Where’s the hurry of adore? When will you slumber yet again? What if the point you panic most is also the thing you crave? All you desired was a single night time of unbroken snooze, what have you finished?

Nina is a new mum and tonight is her to start with night time off. Tonight is about pizza and wine and letting go. But Nina didn’t really feel organized for motherhood and just isn’t positive she fits the position description. Nina feels like she’s losing her grip.

This believed-provoking, humorous and genuine new engage in shines a light on early motherhood, panic and psychological overall health. MUM examines the pressures and complex emotions a lot of women working experience when they have a little one. At a time when mothers have been disproportionally impacted by the pandemic, hardly ever has it been extra pertinent to take a look at these difficulties.

MUM is published by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, directed by Abigail Graham, the associate director is TD Moyo, set and costume is created by Sarah Beaton, lights by Sally Ferguson, seem by Anna Clock and movement by Annie-Lunette Deakin-Foster.


Theatre Royal Plymouth
The Drum
Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR
30 September – 16 October 2021
Box business office: 01752 267222
Twitter: @TRPlymouth
Instagram: @theatreroyalplymouth

Soho Theatre
Key Home
21 Dean St, London W1D 3NE
20 October – 20 November 2021
Captioned Performance: 10 November 7.30pm
Tickets: from £11
Box office: 020 7478 0100

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