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Mama Stitch - Show One

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Mama Stitch is a storytelling experience, celebrating Mums in all their imperfections, challenges and triumphs. A cross section of people from the community are interviewed, ranging in age, experience and background. These interviews are edited and presented as “Headphone Verbatim” (meaning the actor wears headphones and delivers the text as they hear them, live, without embellishment).

Each story is live scored by our band Kettlefish, with an original and unique musical response. The work is intimate; performed in galleries, foyers and community spaces. We invite the audience into the space with toast and tea (we bake fresh bread for each show in the space) so the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. At the end of each show we invite the audience to write an anonymous letter to their own mum that we display in the space. That way, the space and set are continually built as more people engage with it.

There will be a total of three shows of Mama Stitch. The shows on the 13th & 14th of October will have the same content. The show on the 20th of October will have different content.


Pre Show Commences 6:00pm

Show Commences 7:00pm

For Saturday, 14th of October, there will be a Hopetoun bus. This is the ONLY night that there will be a Hopetoun bus provided.

The Hopetoun Bus will depart the Hopetoun Community Centre at 5:30pm and depart the Ravensthorpe Community Centre at 8:45pm.

All shows are BYO alcohol.

All shows are BYO your mother's or mother figure's favourite nibbles to share.

Performance Duration: Pre-show 30 MINUTES, performance 60 MINUTES

Age Suitability: All ages 10+

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