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MUM, ME & THE I.E.D – THEATRICAL BRAVERY EXPOSES THE DAMAGED WARRIOR

 

Audacious choices.  Hone the text to the experiential, removing unnecessary mystery or ancillary story.   Cast it well, gather a stellar creative team. Unvarnish the space, starken the setting, eliminate theatrics.  Finally, hand it over to an audience.  Once the choice is made to never overwhelm the watcher, the subject matter requires gentle expression.

For here is an evident simplicity, a meagreness of story and an intellectually rigorous depth of research to create work that whispers to an audience without clamour, of sadness and hurt and the complexity of failure.  I loved the stripped and spare nature of MUM, ME & THE I.E.D  I loved the lightness of touch in the funny, human moments.  I thought the performances were needle sharp, bayonet sharp. Continue reading MUM, ME & THE I.E.D – THEATRICAL BRAVERY EXPOSES THE DAMAGED WARRIOR

MUM: A SITCOM OF BITTERSWEET BRILLIANCE. WE HAVE DVD GIVEAWAYS

MUM stars Olivier Award winner and BAFTA nominee Lesley Manville.  The DVD box set containing Series 1 and 2 is being released in Australia on June 6th and thanks to Acorn Media we have 10 to give away.

Starring Olivier Award winner and BAFTA nominee Lesley Manville, Mum is a brand-new family comedy seen through the eyes of Cathy, a mother in her late fifties who finds herself at a milestone in life after the death of her husband. 
Over the course of one year, starting with the funeral in January and ending on New Year’s Eve, Cathy must navigate the everyday realities of this new era of her life alongside the good intentions of her lovably baffling family. 
Offering a refreshingly funny and modern perspective on an often-overlooked stage in our lives, Mum is the story of a woman discovering who she is again and maybe, if she could only see him, finding love second time around...

MUM stars Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread/Harlot’s/River), Peter Mullan (Top Of The Lake/Gunpowder), Lisa McGrillis (George Gently), Sam Swainsbury (Fearless) and you can see  clips from the show and find more information at the official website.

MUM is releasing in Australia on June 6th and thanks to Acorn Media [Facebook], Sydney Arts Guide has 10 DVDs to give away. To be in the running to win a DVD box set containing Series 1 and 2, email (editorialstaff.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com) with MUM COMP as the subject and your mailing address.

Competition closes midnight Saturday 16th June, 2018 when the winners will be drawn. Only winners will be notified and the DVDs will be posted directly from the promoter.