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Emily Beecher and Sarah Shead for Spin Arts present the new British musical The Good Enough Mums Club, directed by Helen Eastman, which will play at The Three Stags, in Lambeth, south London, from 16 Jul to 20 Jul 2014.
Synopsis: '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, this musical shares the love and dispels the myths of motherhood.'
The cast of The Good Enough Mums Club includes Katherine Toy, Michaela Ellis, Rebecca Bainbridge, Jade Samuels and Anna Byworth.
The musical is part of an initiative to improve child and parent health and wellbeing, with 20% of all tickets being given away to community and support groups for mothers in South London. It has received generous funding as part of a Design Council initiative supporting projects aimed at improving child and parent healthcare in South London boroughs. The show is designed to combat feelings of low self-worth, loneliness, isolation and depression often experienced in the stages of early parenthood.
The Good Enough Mums Club is 'conceived, produced, directed and performed by mothers who have all experienced the highs and lows of early-parenthood'.
According to the musical's creator, Emily Beecher:
“We are incredibly proud of The Good Enough Mums Club. Not only are we able to provide mothers with family friendly work in the arts but through our work with the Knee High Project we're able to prove that simply seeing the show lowers anxiety whilst increasing self-worth and general wellbeing in mothers. At a time of serious budget cuts, to both the Arts and community support services, it’s wonderful that the Design Council and Guy’s and St Thomas' Charity are looking at creative and innovative ways to help our communities.”