The new play from Olivier award-winning playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm will run at the Theatre Royal Plymouth from 30th September – 16th October before transferring to Soho Theatre from 20th October – 20th November.

A new trailer for the upcoming world premiere of this new play has been released, ahead of the production beginning performances at the Theatre Royal Plymouth later this week.

Directed by Abigail Graham, MUM is set to star Sophie Melville, Denise Black and Cat Simmons.

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 a collaboration between Francesca Moody Productions
(original producer of Fleabag, the Olivier award-winning Baby Reindeer, Shedinburgh Fringe Festival and Leopards at the Rose Theatre) and writer Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (whose hit show Emilia won three Olivier Awards in 2020 and whose new punk musical play Typical Girls premieres this month at Sheffield Crucible).

The play aims to shed a light on early motherhood, anxiety and mental health. It examines the pressures and complex emotions that come from having a baby.

The creative team behind MUM includes: associate director TD Moyo, set and costume by Sarah Beaton, lighting by Sally Ferguson, sound by Anna Clock and movement by Annie-Lunnette 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/