Full casting confirmed for Mum's The Word at the Albery

Full casting confirmed for Mum's The Word at the Albery

Full casting has now been confirmed for Mum's The Word , which opens at the Albery Theatre 18 Mar 03, following previews from 8 Mar 03 and booking to 7 Jun 03.

The cast includes : Patsy Palmer best known as 'Bianca' from BBC soap "Eastenders"; Comediene Jenny Eclair West End credits include "Steaming" at the Piccadilly Theatre in 1997 and "The Vagina Monologues" in 2001/02; Carol Decker known from the pop group T'Pau; Barbara Pollard is one of the original writers/cast members of the show; Imogen Stubbs London credits include "Saint Joan" at the Strand in 1994, "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Haymarket in 1996, "Uncle Vanya" at the Albery in 1996, "Betrayal" at the National in 1998, and "The Relapse" at the National in 2001; Cathy Tyson film credits include "Mona Lisa" (1986) & "Priest" (1994).

Mum's The Word is written by Linda A Carson, Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Robin Nichol, Barbara Pollard and Deborah Williams.

This comedy is a series of monologues concerning the trials, tribulations and ultimate joys of motherhood. Six mums tell stories you have not heard before - stories too embarrassing, too personal to tell even their closest friends but based on experiences all mothers share. Group therapy like never before!

"It was the Spring of 1993 in Vancouver, Canada. Six women who had once been exciting, glamorous and professional actors were now exhausted, bedraggled amateur mothers with ten children under six between them. They decided to get together to write a show about motherhood. They met regularly on Saturday mornings with their children. They talked, they laughed, they whined, they complained and they laughed some more. Suddenly their first performance was just three weeks away. Although they had nothing on paper, they felt enormously better about their children, their skills as mothers and their lives in general. They had reinvented group therapy. Luckily, in the ancient tradition of oral history, they remembered each other's stories and Mum's the Word was born."

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