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Another Mother - Park Theatre

Another Mother

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CREATED by Selina Cadell and written by Justine Mitchell, the anarchic comedy Another Mother receives its world premiere at Park Theatre (Park200), running for a strictly limited season from June 10 to July 11, 2020.

Mary has left her sister and niece a million pounds each in her will. But for the bequest to be released, mother and daughter must run a new business together for a year and a day. This new commercial enterprise is an agency, for mothers.

You want a mummy. You hire the mummy you want. You have a lovely time … What could possibly go wrong?

Another Mother explores the commodification of love, where the free market invests in the UK’s loneliness epidemic and the gig economy means you can hire pretty much anyone. But being a mother costs and right here is where she starts getting paid.

Another Mother stars Selina Cadell and Justine Mitchell alongside Maggie McCarthy and Fleabag’s Jenny Rainsford. The six strong, all-female cast will be directed by Charlotte Peters, and final casting and further creatives will be announced shortly.

Selina Cadell’s stage credits include A Monster Calls (The Old Vic/Bristol Old Vic), Humble Boy (Orange Tree Theatre), The Dresser (Duke Of York’s Theatre/UK tour), People, The Habit of Art and Stanley (National Theatre), The Line (Arcola Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (The Old Vic) and and Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (Donmar Warehouse).

Cadell’s screen credits include Doc Martin, Spooks, Queens of Mystery, The Lady Vanishes, Upstairs Downstairs, Spooks, Lewis, Midsomer Murders, Bremner, Bird and Fortune, The Catherine Tate Show, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, Foyle’s War, Sword of Honour, Great Expectations, As Time Goes By, People Like Us, The Lady in The Van, Papadopoulos & Sons, Gambit, Nativity!, Hereafter, Confetti, Snowcake, Festival, Mrs Dalloway, Wild Child and The Madness of King George.

Cadell’s directing credits include Love for Love (RSC), The Double Dealer (Orange Tree Theatre) and The Rake’s Progress and The Turn of the Screw for her company, OperaGlass Works.

Justine Mitchell’s stage credits include Rutherford And Son and The Plough and the Stars (National Theatre), Shipwreck and Mr Burns (Almeida Theatre), The Way Of The World and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Donmar Warehouse), Beginning (National Theatre/Ambassadors Theatre), Bodies (Royal Court), Wild Honey (Hampstead Theatre) and Love for Love (Royal Shakespeare Company).

Mitchell’s recent screen credits include Cheat, Pure, Your Bad Self, The Stag, A Cock and Bull Story, Inside I’m Dancing, Imagine Me And You, The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher, Harry and Paul, Amber, Doctors, Afterlife and New Tricks.

Another Mother is produced by PW Productions in association with Park Theatre.

Tickets: From £18.50. To book, visit www.parktheatre.co.uk/.

Times: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm. Matinee performances: Thursday and Saturday at 3pm (except Thursday, June 11).

Captioned Performance: Thursday, June 25 at 7.30pm.

Also at Park Theatre: the English language world premiere of La Cage aux Folles [The Play] (until March 21) and Gerald Moon’s 1984 lightning-speed comedy thriller Corpse! (until March 28, 2020).