A vocal journey into the messiness of one woman’s motherhood.
“We were blown away by the show last night!
We’ve both, between us, sat with literally hundreds of women over the years with different stories about motherhood but what you put together just totally expressed the viscerality of new mother hood…the confusion, the push and pull of others needs and voices….just amazing!” – Julianne Boutaleb, Clinical Director and Founder of the Parenthood In Mind
“It truly summed up motherhood. Especially those very early days. It was wonderful to see such a subject being tackled on stage” – Alexandra Bridger, The Medicated Follower
Blisteringly powerful … I couldn’t breathe for the relevance it mirrored for me! – Angie Belcher, Comedian
Baba’s Song is a wild roar in the woods and a panic attack in Mothercare.
Performed by two women in just a metre squared playing space, Baba’s Song takes us on a thrilling, dark and humorous journey into the experiences of new motherhood, sleeplessness and the restrictions around finding your own voice as a new mother.
Do we need to be mothers to empathise with stories of motherhood? In Our Hands question why that need be the case. Baba’s Song explores the less talked about, yet universal and timeless, themes of motherhood; loneliness, grief and identity. In Our Hands have created Baba’s Song to interrogate why stories of mothers and motherhood are not more commonplace on the stage.
Devised and Performed by Jannah Warlow & Kim Heron, Directed by Emma Williams, Movement direction by Laura Dannequin, Music advice by Verity Standen, Costume by Miranda Pfunder, Lighting by Joe Price (Original design by Chris Collier), Produced by Naomi Lange, Trailer created by Paul Blakemore and Benjamin Hooper
Camden People’s Theatre “Calm Down, Dear” Festival
The Wardrobe Theatre – Bristol
Bluebell Care – Bristol
4-5 July 2019 (by invite only)
The Straw Kitchen – Whichford
Special thanks to: Bristol Ferment, Theatre Bristol, Theatre Orchard & Theatre Shop