The Good Enough Mums Club – performed by mothers
March 2, 2014  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

NEW BRITISH MUSICAL
THE GOOD ENOUGH MUMS CLUB
CONCEIVED, PRODUCED AND PERFORMED BY MOTHERS

AWARDED DESIGN COUNCIL FUNDING TO IMPROVE CHILD AND PARENT HEALTH & WELLBEING IN SOUTHWARK AND LAMBETH

 

Brand new British musical The Good Enough Mums Club has received funding as part of a Design Council initiative supporting projects aimed at improving child and parent healthcare in the London Boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth. The funding will support the development of the musical, to test how performances could provide vital support to families.

The Knee High Project is a funding programme created by The Design Council, in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and the London Boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth supporting the development and testing of new ideas that will improve the health and wellbeing of children in their early years. The Good Enough Mums Club is one of 10 shortlisted projects helping to fundamentally improve the health and wellbeing of under fives and their parents, living in Southwark, Lambeth and beyond.

The Good Enough Mums Club will use performances of the musical as an instigator to inspire and empower parents to create their own informal support networks (Good Enough Mums Clubs), in order to combat feelings of loneliness, isolation and depression often experienced in the stages of early parenthood.

A hysterical, heartbreaking and honest new musical, The Good Enough Mums Club toddles through the highs, lows and sleep deprivation of five women who are thrown together by motherhood. With enough wet wipes on hand to mop away the tears and clean away the snotty laughter, they overcome their isolation, loneliness, judgment and desire for perfection to discover that they are stronger as a group than as individuals and that sometimes, being good enough, is best. From peeing on sticks to drooping tits, The Good Enough Mums Club shares the love and dispels the myths of motherhood.

The Good Enough Mums Club is conceived, produced, directed and performed by mothers who have all experienced the highs and lows of early-parenthood. Its creator Emily Beecher, who swapped her career as a producer for a new life as a mum, is committed to helping parents overcome some of the mental health issues that can be related with becoming a parent:

In creating this musical we wanted to share our experiences of motherhood with other mothers. It is our desire to communicate the message of hope and acceptance we have found, born out of some of the darkest experiences of early motherhood.”

 

Thursday 6 and Friday 7 March, 8.00pm
The Three Stags Pub
67/69 Kennington Road
London, SE1 7PZ