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A new play about the realities of motherhood from the Olivier Award-winning Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. 

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Critic Reviews (7)

The Telegraph (UK)
October 26th, 2021

[Sophie] Melville brings impressive whirlwind physicality to the study of psychological disintegration, by rapid turns squatting and arching to simulate birth, fighting off invisible enemies, frantically clambering upwards.
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The London Evening Standard
October 27th, 2021

An exceptionally raw performance from young Welsh actress Sophie Melville. Lloyd Malcolm’s script is an odd mixture of the nuanced and the obvious. Overall 'Mum' remains a bracing experience.
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The Times (UK)
October 27th, 2021

The play rushes to a conclusion when it really needs time to breathe. There is potential here, though.
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What's On Stage (UK)
October 29th, 2021

There aren't many plays that one wishes were considerably longer, but here is one. I loved it but felt something akin to whiplash by the time it was done. The three wonderful actresses are fully equal to it.
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The Guardian (UK)
October 27th, 2021

Lloyd Malcolm daringly switches tone, from comic to manic, and jumbles time, so that, in Abigail Graham’s unnerving staging, we would be wary of swearing to events in court. Though only 60 minutes, the play is, dramatically and sociologically, a power hour.
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London Theatre
October 27th, 2021

[Morgan Lloyd] Malcolm doesn’t hold anything back in this raw script about a new mother navigating life with an infant who doesn’t sleep, a prying mother-in-law, and postpartum depression.
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The Independent (UK)
October 27th, 2021

Sophie Melville is outstanding as a new mother unable to ask for help with her mental health.
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