Posted by Susanne Gervay
on Jun 21, 2008 in News
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LOVED THIS WILD SHOW with WILD WOMEN
My publisher from HarperCollins Lisa Berryman took me to see Mum’s the Word: Teenagers. THANKYOU LISA!!!
LOVED IT!!! Here’s the Blurb:-
A decade ago, a group of mums brought us tales of leaky boobs and dirty nappies in the international smash hit play Mum’s The Word.
Older and wider, the mum’s are back with their hilarious sequel: Mum’s The Word 2: Teenagers! Laugh, cry and squirm as the women recall their youthful naive idealism regarding motherhood and entertain us with tales of bewilderment and frustration in having to deal with their children’s adolescence as well as their own aging.
It stars Jean Kittson, Tracy Bartram, Victoria Nicolls, Louise Siversen and Katrina Foster.
The original Mum’s the Word, which was written by five Canadian actors, who were all mothers, Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Robin Nichol, Barbara Pollard and Deborah Williams, dealt with the trials of new motherhood. They have joined forces once again for this sequel.Mum’s the Word 2: Teenagers replicates the original formula:
a series of comic skits dealing with having children as well as identity issues that arise as a consequence of motherhood. Comedy with a heart felt twist. Lots of jokes both about adolescent surliness, embarrassment and narcissism as well as jokes about the failing eyesight, bodies and marriages of middle aged women.
The cast: Tracy Bartram, Katrina Foster, Jean Kittson, Victoria Nicolls and Louise Siversen, really work the material.
Louise Siversen is the stand out. Her drill sergeant routine, training her cadets how to deal with the teenage enemy is fabulous, as was her prayer routine. She is strong, funny and dynamic.
While Jean Kitson is a natural clown: funny faces, silly walks and underpants hoisted under her arms, she also projects a marvelous frailty which is well developed in the second act. Tracy Bartram has a very strong stage presence and her maternal naiveté is completely charming.
Director, Kaarin Fairfax did a brilliant job.
Producer Ewen Burnett did a brilliant job.