RashDash have announced rescheduled dates for the national tour of Oh Mother, A theatrical exploration of having and becoming mothers.
Asking radical and intimate questions about motherhood, the award-winning RashDash return with their latest show Oh Mother to tour England this summer. Made with and for their mums, this latest offering from the company has been inspired by becoming parents, by their families, their bodies, their friends and their mums. Following recent shows Look at Me Don’t Look At Me and sold-out smash-hit Three Sisters After Chekhov RashDash return to the stage with Oh Mother which will see core members Abbi Greenland and Helen Goalen perform and Becky Wilkie compose.
This show was originally intended to go into rehearsal on the first day of the first lockdown. Since then, Helen, Becky and Abbi have all had babies. This newly devised show is for friends, mothers, partners, babies and for anyone that is making a family. It explores what a transformative thing it can be to take care of someone else, completely. How it rearranges you, how you might yearn to do it, and how you will definitely yearn for a break. How it is relentless, diabolical, wonderful, hilarious and necessary.
Abbi and Helen said, “When we started making this show neither of us had babies and we were teetering on the edge of the cliff asking if we wanted to jump, how it might change our lives and (LOL) how our babies would fit around our work. A global pandemic and two babies later (one each) we are now asking how our work will fit around our babies and contemplating how much our lives and our priorities have transformed. This show is a fever dream made in the heat of the love, the exhaustion and the chaos. In conversation with our mums, but very much with our own experiences now too, this show is about what a revolution motherhood can be. We jumped off the cliff.”
12 – 28 May 2022 Home, Manchester | 21 – 25 June 2022 Tobacco Factory, Bristol | 19 July – 13 Aug 2022 Soho Theatre, London
For more information please see their website: www.rashdash.co.uk