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Mama Stitch: Stories About Merredin Mums

Published on Monday, 4 April 2022 at 8:00:00 AM

By Libby MacCalman

Talented storytellers and musicians, Georgia King, Mark Storen, Holly Garvey and Tom Garvey farewelled the Cummins Theatre last Friday, with their season finale of Mama Stitch.

The visiting artists spent two weeks in Merredin collecting and recording stories from a selection of local residents before transforming the anecdotes into a series of exquisite performances celebrating mums and the special place they hold in our hearts.

The stories were presented as Headphone Verbatim, which involved actors Georgia and Mark wearing headphones and delivering the recorded interviews as they heard them – live, in character and without embellishment. The pair were extraordinary, as they seamlessly captured the essence of the tales that they were recounting.

The stories were underscored with original music and songs that had been inspired by the recollections and memories shared.

Warm, funny, wistful, and at times confronting, there was no shortage of heart in this evocative and touching theatre production that left audience members reflecting on relationships and the moments shared with their own mothers.

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