Theatre Royal Bath
directed by Laurence Boswell
With a score featuring sax / bass clarinet virtuoso Chris Cundy, the Mother is a hallucinatory trip into the disintegrating psyche of Anne, The Mother (Gina McKee). It opened at Theatre Royal Bath before transferring to the Tricycle Theatre.
Anne loved that time in her life when she prepared breakfast each morning for her two young children, Sara and Nicholas. Now her children are grown and have lives and loves of their own. Spending hours alone, Anne has convinced herself that a weekend seminar in Leicester is a front for her husband, Peter’s, affair.
Perhaps Nicholas and his girlfriend, Elodie, will break up and her favoured son will return. He will come down for breakfast, she will put on her new red dress and they will go out. After all, tomorrow is Mother’s Day…
★★★★★ WhatsOnStage ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ Daily Telegraph
“An astonishing production … lingers long after the final curtain. The cast are mesmeric” British Theatre Guide