Media Release: August 19 is ‘Mothering Monday’

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TO celebrate the success of their debut Edinburgh Fringe run, theatre company, Articulate Elbow, is offering a special ‘mums go free’ deal on their hilarious comedy, Mother F, at the Gilded Balloon.

For one day only, customers who bring along their mothers and present them at the Gilded Balloon Box Office will receive a special two-for-one ticket offer.

Alternatively, mums can bring along their son or daughter to take advantage of the one-off offer.

Mother F is a celebratory and touching comedy about everyone’s mothers.

It is about the most ordinary, wonderful, awful and beautiful mother in the world.

In the aftermath of their mother’s death, two sisters (Susan Swanton and Isabel Ford) come together to re-discover who she was whilst rummaging through her attic.

Mother F is a heady combination of new writing, witty choreography, sitcom, stand-up and cabaret. The show is tender, irreverent, emotional and funny and is a fusion of touching drama, cabaret and hilarious stand-up comedy.

Bring your mum!

About Mother F

Articulate Elbow present


A comedy about mothers

Manchester-based Articulate Elbow bring their hilarious production of Mother F to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Artistic director, Susan Swanton, said: “When I became a mother, I started to look at my own mother and the way I am mothering my own children and how baffling it all was.

“I was interested in looking at all aspects of motherhood and how universal and yet, intrinsically individual these relationships are with our mothers.

“What can we learn from out mothers? What has changed for the contemporary mother? Is motherhood different to diverse age groups and generations?

“And ultimately, what makes a good mother? What makes a bad mother?

“I want to put an honest representation of what motherhood is and pay tribute to all the types of mothers that are out there – good, bad and ugly.

“The show will purge the senses, make you weep with laughter, cry with happiness and leave the theatre with a spring in your step, a song in your heart and… a ping pong ball in your pocket!”

A devised production performed by Susan Swanton and Isabel Ford with direction by Ben Keaton and choreography by Sian Williams (The Kosh).

Gilded Balloon, Teviot Billiard Room, Bristo Sq Aug 3-26 (previews July 31- Aug 2) 2.45pm (one hour)

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