The production will run at the Theatre Royal Plymouth from the 30th September until the 16th October before transferring to the Soho Theatre from the 20th October until the 20th November.

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Francesca Moody Productions, Soho Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with Popcorn Group have announced that Mum, a new play from Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, will run at Theatre Royal Plymouth from 30th September – 16th October before transferring to Soho Theatre, London from 20th October – 20th November.

While casting for the production has yet to be announced, it is set to be directed by Abigail Graham (The Tyler Sisters, Hampstead Theatre; soon to direct Aladdin at Lyric Hammersmith). The play is a collaboration between Francesca Moody Productions, original producer of Fleabag and the Olivier award-winning Baby Reindeer, and writer Morgan Lloyd Malcolm whose hit show Emilia won three Olivier Awards in 2020.

All you wanted was one night of unbroken sleep, what have you done? 

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? 

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.

Talking about the news, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm said: “I wrote this play to understand my own experiences post birth. I wanted to explore the anxieties and fears that can emerge in those early months when you are sleep deprived, overwhelmed and struggling.  I also wanted to write something that would say to other new parents ‘you aren’t the only one’ but that also delivered some hope.It’s certainly a bit of a rollercoaster terror ride but it’s also testament to the love of a new mum and what we are capable of.  I hope it continues the conversations already happening around postnatal care and parental mental health.

The creative team for the production is set to include associate direction by TD Moyo, set and costume designed by Sarah Beaton, lighting by Sally Ferguson, sound by Anna Clock and movement by Annie-Lunette Deakin-Foster.

To book tickets for the Theatre Royal Plymouth run visit: https://theatreroyal.com/whats-on/mum/.

To book tickets for the Soho Theatre run visit: https://sohotheatre.com/shows/mum/