The new play from Morgan Lloyd Malcolm will receive its world premiere at the Theatre Royal Plymouth before heading to London’s Soho Theatre.

Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of the new play from Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, which will play 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.

Francesca Moody Productions, Soho Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with Popcorn Group have confirmed that Sophie Melville, Denise Black and Cat Simmons will appear in the world premiere of Mum.

Written by Olivier award-winning playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia, The Globe/ West End), Mum offers a portrayal of early motherhood and mental health. It explores the pressures and complex emotions many
women experience when they have a baby.

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.

This world premiere production is set to be directed by Abigail Graham (The Tyler Sisters, Hampstead Theatre; soon to direct Aladdin at Lyric Hammersmith), with 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/