The Good Enough Mum’s Club at Norwich Playhouse Theatre
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The Good Enough Mums Club heads to Norwich Theatre Playhouse
At Norwich Theatre, we like to bring you the newest and best musicals before anyone else. Our top tip for November is the new comedy musical The Good Enough Mums Club, which comes to Norwich Theatre Playhouse between 9 – 11 Nov, and we are excited.
This musical pays homage to the highs and lows and sleep deprivation of motherhood. It has a heart-warming and inspirational story, which follows five women as they unite to save their local playgroup. It looks at the way they connect the stories they tell. They have to overcome their isolation, loneliness, judgment and perfectionism to discover that they’re stronger as a group than as individuals and that sometimes, being good enough is best. You will recognise these mums and probably know one or two of the characters. You might even be one of the mums yourself!
The company is a mother affair; written, produced, directed, designed, choreographed, stage managed and acted by mums. Speaking about the show, Emily Beecher, co-producer and writer of the book and lyrics, said: “I’m delighted that after 10 years of working on the show, of speaking to hundreds of mothers across the country, we are bringing the full production to these fantastic venues and to mums all over England. We are leading the way with our family-friendly working policies, which include job shares, family-friendly accommodation, and children welcome in our rehearsal rooms. We truly believe no one should have to choose between having a family and doing what they love.”
For Wendy Ellis, Creative Programmes Director at Norwich Theatre, the show is deeply touching: “I am genuinely excited to have this fabulous piece of work come to Norwich Theatre Playhouse. Not only is this really funny and touching, but it truly reflects the joy and challenges of being a new mum.
“It is incredibly important to ensure our audiences see themselves reflected and give voices to those stories that aren’t always told. Good Enough Mums Club gives a voice to mothers at a time when they often feel most isolated.”
Come and join the club! The Good Enough Mums Club is at Norwich Theatre Playhouse between 9 – 11 Nov. For anyone with children young enough not to repeat what they hear (as the show is strictly 14+), there is a family-friendly matinee.