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New British musical The Good Enough Mums Club

The Good Enough Mums ClubNew British musical The Good Enough Mums Club will tour venues in South London in July as part of an initiative to improve child and parent health and wellbeing, it was announced today. Tickets are on sale now, with 20% of all tickets being given away to community and support groups for mothers in South London.

The musical has received significant funding as part of a Design Council initiative supporting projects aimed at improving child and parent healthcare in South London boroughs. Performances in July will  test the impact of the production on mothers in order to combat feelings of low self-worth, loneliness, isolation and depression often experienced in the stages of early parenthood. If successful, the project will be rolled out across London and nationally.

A hysterical, heartbreaking and honest new musical, The Good Enough Mums Club toddles through the highs, lows and sleep deprivation of five women who are thrown together by motherhood. With enough wet wipes on hand to mop away the tears and clean away the snotty laughter, they overcome their isolation, loneliness, judgment and desire for perfection to discover that they are stronger as a group than as individuals and that sometimes, being good enough, is best. From peeing on sticks to drooping tits, The Good Enough Mums Club shares the love and dispels the myths of motherhood

The Good Enough Mums Club is conceived, produced, directed and performed by mothers who have all experienced the highs and lows of early-parenthood. Its creator Emily Beecher, who swapped her career as a producer for a new life as a mum, is committed to helping parents overcome some of the mental health issues that can be related with becoming a parent:

We are incredibly proud of The Good Enough Mums Club. Not only are we able to provide mothers with family friendly work in the arts but through our work with the Knee High Project we’re able to prove that simply seeing the show lowers anxiety whilst increasing self-worth and general wellbeing in mothers. At a time of serious budget cuts, to both the Arts and community support services, it’s wonderful that the Design Council and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity are looking at creative and innovative ways to help our communities.

The Knee High Project is a funding programme created by The Design Council, in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and the London Boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth supporting the development and testing of new ideas that will improve the health and wellbeing of children in their early years. The Good Enough Mums Club is one of the final six shortlisted projects helping to fundamentally improve the health and wellbeing of under fives and their parents, living in South London and beyond.

The Good Enough Mums Club is produced by Emily Beecher and Sarah Shead for Spin Arts. It is directed by Helen Eastman, whose credits include Bridgetower (Hackney Empire and Tour), Red Shirt (Royal Festival Hall), Wild Raspberries (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow) and Hansel and Gretel (Cork Opera House). The cast of mothers includes Katherine Toy, Michaela Ellis, Rebecca Bainbridge, Jade Samuels and Anna Byworth.

Website: TheGoodEnoughMumsClub.com
Facebook: TheGoodEnoughMumsClub
Twitter: @GoodEnoughMums

LISTINGS
SATURDAY 21 JUNE
BRIT MUMS LIVE
The Brewery, London EC1Y 4SD
Tickets: www.britmums.com/britmumslive

THURSDAY 10 AND FRIDAY 11 JULY 2014
THE BEDFORD
77 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HD
Performances: 12.30pm and 8.00pm
Tickets: £12, £10 (matinees)
Box Office: www.thegoodenoughmumsclub.com/book-tickets

WEDNESDAY 16 TO SUNDAY 20 JULY 2014
THE THREE STAGS
67/69 Kennington Road, London SE1 7PZ
Performances: 12.30pm (18 and 20 July) and 8.00pm (except 20 July)
Press Night: Wednesday 16 July
Tickets: £12, £10 (matinees)
Box Office: www.thegoodenoughmumsclub.com/book-tickets

Monday 9th June 2014

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