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Libby Liburd


  • Price:
    £13 - £15
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  • Duration:
    60 mins, no interval

In the UK, there are around two million single parents. More than 9 out of 10 single parents are mothers.

But what is the reality of being a single mother? Funny, frank and authentic Muvvahood is a one-woman, verbatim theatre piece.

Crafted from hours of interviews it explores the emotional and economic issues surrounding single motherhood, created from the voices of single mothers living in London today.

There will be a chance to discuss the themes explored in Muvvahood on Friday 28th October in a post-show discussion with Libby Liburd after the evening performance.

Produced with support from Stratford Circus Arts Centre where Libby Liburd is an Associate Artist.

Relaxed Performance - Friday 28 October

We’re presenting the 1.30pm matinee as a relaxed performance so that people who might not be able to arrange childcare normally to go to the theatre can bring children along. This means babes in arms are welcome, lights will be low and parents can leave the auditorium if they need to.

We’ll also be providing a crèche for older children on a pay-what-you can basis. The crèche has limited numbers so you'll need to book in advance, there’s no charge to book but donations will be welcome on the day.

You'll be able to add tickets for the crèche to your order once you've added tickets to the matinee to your basket.

Why you should see it

"it’s not just a show for single mothers, it’s for anyone that ever felt like the underdog, anyone that ever felt that they were up against it, and still kept smiling"
— Libby Liburd

Useful to know

Useful to know

It may not be possible for us to let latecomers in once the show has started

This performance may contain strobe lighting

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Newham residents pay concession prices for this show. This offer will be applied to your basket automatically once you have logged into you account and entered your postcode

Post-Show Discussion

Post-Show Discussion

The evening performance on Fri 28th Oct will be followed by a post-show discussion around the themes explored in Muvvahood.

Joining performer and artist Libby Liburd will be Aysha Scott (filmmaker and director of Absent) and a Anna Ehnold-Danailov (Artistic Director of Prams In The Hall and co-founder of Parents In Performing Arts (PIPA)).

This event is open to all ticket holders.

Aysha Scott

In 2011, Aysha embarked on a career in writing and has since completed a Creative Writing Degree, where she was awarded Course Directors Prize for Outstanding Achievements. Shortly after graduation she went on to showcase her theatre piece ‘Unspoken’ with A Friend of a Friend Production for 9 nights around Blackfriars, which received 5 star reviews.

In 2014 she embarked on her filmmaking career and Co Write and Produce a feature film‘Residential’ and write and produce a short film ‘It Still Hurts’. Residential will have it’s world premier at the British Urban Film Festival in September 2016. ‘It Still Hurts’ was officially selected for the S.O.U.L Celebrate Connect event and premiered at the British Film Institute, screened at Kush Film’s industry event and most recently has been accepted into Southpole IFF. Both films are currently doing the festival rounds.

Aysha is also the CEO and Founder of A Scott Productions Ltd, formed in 2015. She will be making her directorial debut on her new feature film, ‘Absent’ the second film on the companies slate. A film inspired by her own trails and tribulations as a single mother

Anna Ehnold-Danailov

In 2015 Anna Ehnold-Danailov, Artistic Director of Prams In The Hall, a theatre company with family friendly working practises, co-founded Parents In Performing Arts (PIPA.)

Now a Consortium of 18 major performing arts organisations, PIPA is currently conducting its first major research project about Best Practice for supporting those with caring responsibilities working in the Performing Arts. Supported by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama the project investigates barriers and potential solutions to improve access to work for parents and carers. The outcome will be an industry-wide Best Practice Charter to be launch in September 2017 and embedded in the Family Arts Standards.

Parents of young children often cannot go to the theatre: childcare can be very expensive and theatre show times often clash with school runs and bed times. A pay-what-you-can-creche and watch-with-baby show is a great way of supporting parents to get to theatre.