THE GOOD ENOUGH MUMS CLUB Debuts At Waterloo East, May 2013
Brand new British musical THE GOOD ENOUGH MUMS CLUB will have its World Premiere at Waterloo East Theatre from Wednesday 29 May - Sunday 9 June 2013 prior to a UK
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 returned to work in the arts after having children. Its creators Emily Beecher and Sally Samad, both of whom swapped careers as actresses and producers for new lives as mums, are committed to helping women to return to work in the arts after having children:
"In creating this musical we wanted to share our experiences of motherhood and support working mothers. It is our desire not only to continue to work in the arts and to enable others to do so, but also to communicate the message of hope and acceptance we have found, born out of some of the darkest experiences of early motherhood. We rehearse during family-friendly hours and contribute to childcare costs, and are thrilled that the show is brought to life by a cast all of whom are working mums."
The cast features Emily Beecher as 'Aimee', Sally Samad as 'Jenn', Lucy Russell as 'Pam', Megan Whelan as 'Esme', and Jade Samuels as 'Flo':
The Good Enough Mums Club is written by Emily Beecher and Sally Samad with music by Chris
Passey and Amy Carroll. It is directed by Charlotte Conquest with choreography by Drew McOnie and musical direction by Joe Louis Robinson.
Chris Passey and Amy Carroll are composers, writers and producers. They released their debut
album "Self Taught; Still Learning" in 2011, which lead to the sell-out concert "Chris Passey and Friends" at Leicester Square Theatre. Chris and Amy were finalists in the inaugural Craig Barbour Award for Composition and were Highly Commended in the Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize 2012. Chris also recently composed the music for "Stagey and Proud", a song performed by Sheridan Smith at the 2013 WhatsOnStage Awards Concert.
Charlotte Conquest is currently Associate Director at Oxford's Creation Theatre, where recent
productions include adapting and directing the much publicised extended run of "Dr Faustus". Other recent work as a director includes the UK Tour of "Abigail's Party" for Bath Theatre Royal/Hampstead Theatre, "Jerry Springer the Opera"' and "Spring Awakening" for GSA, the UK Tour of the comedy "Elsie & Norm's Macbeth" and three years as Associate Director at the Exeter Northcott Theatre. Work as Resident Director includes "South Pacific" and "London Cuckolds" at the Royal National Theatre, and "Othello" at the RSC. Charlotte is mum to Vincent aged 9, and Clara aged 7.
Drew McOnie was named TimeOut's "Choreographer to Watch in 2013". Recent work as
choreographer includes "Kiss of the Spider Woman" for Arts Educational School, the UK Tour
of "James and the Giant Peach", "13" for NYMT at the Apollo Theatre, "Soho Cinders" at Soho
Theatre and the European Tour of "Tommy". Drew's extensive work as a dancer includes "Shoes" at Sadler's Wells, "The Snowman" in the West End and Matthew Bourne's "Early Adventures", "DorIan Grey", "Nutcracker!", "The Car Man" and "Edward Scissorhands". Drew is also perhaps best known as a finalist in the first series of BBC's "So You Think You Can Dance".
Joe Louis Robinson's recent Musical Direction credits include "Been on Broadway" for Speckulation Entertainment, "The Seventh Muse" and "The Salsa Sisters" for YMT UK and "The Singers Soirée" at the Battersea Barge.