Tuesday 26 October 2021

MUM - Soho Theatre London

We were honoured to attend the press night of the new play MUM showing at the SoHo Theatre in London created by Olivier award-winning playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm directed by Abigail Graham and produced by Francesca Moody Productions. The cast is Sophie Melville, Denise Black and Cat Simmons.

About MUM

Motherhood. No one can prepare you for it. No matter how much you tell yourself you can do it - can you? Where’s the rush of love? When will you sleep again? What if the thing you fear most is also the thing you crave? All you wanted was one night of unbroken sleep, what have you done? Mum is a feverish journey through every parent’s worst nightmare.


Nina is a new mum and tonight is her first night off. Tonight is about pizza and wine and letting go. But Nina didn’t feel prepared for motherhood and isn’t sure she fits the job description. Nina feels like she’s losing her grip. 


Our Thoughts - Mum is a thought-provoking hard-hitting and touching play, it has light-hearted funny moments but is an honest insight into motherhood, from the happy moments to the mental health struggles that many can face, it also explores the pressures that women can face during those early days, along with the deep emotions and anxieties of having a baby.

We were blown away by MUM from start to finish the story of Nina was gripping and will touch many, the talent of the actresses was outstanding they captivated the audience throughout, the standing ovation at the end spoke volumes about this outstanding performance.

MUM is a new play by Olivier award-winning playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia, The Globe/ West End and Typical Girls, Sheffield Crucible), directed by Abigail Graham (soon to direct Aladdin at Lyric Hammersmith and The Merchant of Venice at The Globe) and produced by Francesca Moody Productions (original producer of Fleabag and the Olivier award-winning Baby Reindeer). The cast is Sophie Melville, Denise Black and Cat Simmons.

MUM - is now showing at the Soho Theatre London _ 21 Dean St, London W1D 3NE
until Sat 20 Nov 2021 3.00pm, 7.30pm to book tickets visit https://sohotheatre.com/shows/mum/

Trigger Warnings:

MUM is a raw and real exploration of early motherhood. As such the play explore subjects that some audience members may wish to be aware of before arrival.

If you or anyone you know has been affected by the themes and issues explored in MUM, below are helplines and charities below which you may find helpful for further information and support. 

Perinatal Mental Health

Pandas Foundation - provides emotional and practical support for families and their networks who may be suffering with or affected by perinatal mental illness, including prenatal (antenatal) and postnatal depression.


Maternal Mental Health Alliance - provides extensive resources and links to national and local charities which can provide support on the link below


Mental Health

Samaritans - provides emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. 

samaritans.org 08457 90 90 90 

Mind - provides information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf.


Bereavement and Grief 

At A Loss - the UK's signposting website for bereaved people, ensuring they and those supporting them find information and services appropriate to their loss


Marie Curie - provides a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement. They also provide frontline nursing and hospice care throughout the UK.