A beautiful new piece of storytelling and song exploring some of the less talked about issues of new motherhood, by new company In Our Hands
A vocal journey into the messiness of one woman’s motherhood.
Two women, two voices, in just a meter square playing space. Inspired by the Russian folktale Baba Yaga and Vasilisa, Baba’s Song is a wild roar in the woods and a panic attack in Mothercare.
In Our Hands is an emerging South West based theatre company made up of actor/physical theatre performer Kim Heron (Green Ginger, Theatre Ad Infinitum) and musician/actor Jannah Warlow (Verity Standen, Bristol Old Vic). Baba’s Song will see Kim and Jannah collaborate with Bristol director Emma Williams to create a new piece of performance storytelling.
Baba’s Song will be followed by a panel discussion “Mother’s Voice on Stage – Can we hear it? Where’s it gone? Was it ever there in the first place?” with Baba’s Song creators, Kim Heron and Jannah Warlow, and special guests Anna Farthing (Arts Programme Director, UHB NHS Foundation Trust), Lucy Catherine (award winning writer), Chloé Naldrett Elwood (Bristol Old Vic), Liz Clarke (performance artist), Angie Belcher (comedian), Karla Shacklock (physical theatre/movement artist). All panellists are mothers and artists, and have something to say about the experience of being both in an industry that isn’t welcoming to mothers and has forced many women to make a choice between their career and starting a family.
Devised and Performed by Jannah Warlow & Kim Heron
Directed by Emma Williams
Music advice by Verity Standen
Lighting design by Chris Collier
Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)Artist's Website
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