Dates and Times

Thu 3 - Sat 5 Nov at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10

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Part of our Autumn 2016 season, and of our ‘Whose London Is It Anyway?’ strand of work. Catch Muvvahood in a double bill with Merryville – two shows for £16. 

Presented by Libby Liburd and Em-Lou Productions


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

In the UK, there are around two million single parents. The vast majority – more than 9 out of 10 – are mothers.

But what is it to be a single mother? As a society, we rarely hear the real voices of women who are forced to raise their children alone, often in poverty, where societal structures victimise and disempower lone mothers.

Those in single parent families are twice as likely to live in poverty as those in couple parent families. Recent years have seen this situation escalate, with the current “war on the poor”, the closure of the CSA and the removal of Legal Aid in the majority of family law cases.

MUVVAHOOD is a one-woman, verbatim theatre piece, exploring the emotional and economic issues surrounding single motherhood – primarily from the perspective of working-class mothers living in London today.

Funny, frank and authentic; collated from hours of interviews with lone parent mothers, MUVVAHOOD tells a story of single motherhood in the “age of austerity”, when the most vulnerable members of society are facing hardships and prejudices not seen in decades.

Researched, developed, written and performed by Libby Liburd. Directed by Julie Addy.

“A sharp, humorous and clever piece of political theatre.” ★ ★ ★ ★ Views From The Gods 

About the artist

Libby Liburd is an actor and writer from East London, a graduate of East 15 Acting School and single parent of a teenage son.

Em-Lou Productions recent work:  5 Guys Chillin’ (Kings Head Theatre/Theatre 503) The Revengers Tragedy (The Rose Playhouse) Signal Failure (The Underbelly/ Soho Playhouse New York)

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