THU 18 MAY, 7.30pm
Bonnie and The Bonnettes
What if our mums ran the world?
Our mums taught us everything; how to tie our shoelaces, get over heartbreak, apply for a loan. So can they teach us how to fix the world we live in?
Bonnie and The Bonnettes present a night of drag performance, spoken word and music as they and an array of acts pay tribute to motherhood. They gave us life; now we give them the spotlight. A celebration of strength, love, and unconditional courage.
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Along with Bonnie and The Bonnettes the programme includes:
SPECIAL GUEST: SOPHIE WILLAN
'A bright emerging star’ | BBC COMEDY
‘An exceptional new talent’ | THE HERALD
‘A diamond in the rough and a refreshing break from the norm’ | INDEPENDENT
'Frank confiding manner and wry delivery. Very funny.' THE OBSERVER
Both brutally honest and gloriously unpredictable, Sophie Willan takes inspiration from her unusual life experiences, to make bold, unapologetic and political work. A force to be reckoned with, she exudes confidence and northern charm. In 2016 Sophie’s debut stand up hour ‘On Record’ received phenomenal critical acclaim gaining her a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a Chortle Best Newcomer nomination. The show went on to complete a hugely successful nationwide tour including sell out shows at The Lowry’s 480 capacities Quay Theatre and a 9-date stint at London’s Soho Theatre.
From My Mother’s Shoulders I See It All by Anna Ryder
Your house is full of pills and it’s full of teas and it’s full of prescription notes. Your house is full of books and it’s full of vegetables and it’s full of specially made bras.
A spoken word piece about daughterhood, motherhood, and muddling through.
In a Frankenstein mix of rock, pop, shock and emo glamour, Maxim presents his sophomore album ‘Overbalance’, as he takes music to a place you never knew you wanted to go.
What Makes a Mother? By MAMA Rhi
A lip-syncing spectacle that embodies becoming a mother and all the things a mother does for us.
Doris Today by Zoe Murtagh
Using the super smash hit tune ‘Que Sara Sara’ by top animal activist and accidental 95-year-old Doris Day, this performance asks my mother – Doris Today - ‘what will I be?’.
An installation With a Capital ‘C’ by Guest Artist: EXPLICARE
A three-part, auto-biographical installation in the foyer at Northern Stage in response to LGBTQ+ Communities in Western/Central-European Capitals; London, Berlin and Warsaw. Through journalistic entries and accompanying illustration, EXPLICARE explores the existence of a holistic economy of identities outside of heteronormative society.
Running time: 1hr 50mins (including interval)
Recommended age: 16+