Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback, 72 pages ISBN: 9781350268579Publication Date:
30 Sep 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm
First Staged:
Theatre Royal, Plymouth, & Soho Theatre, London, 2021


By Morgan Lloyd Malcolm


A raw and real exploration of early motherhood, from the award-winning writer of Emilia.

Motherhood. No one can prepare you for it. No matter how much you tell yourself you can do it – can you? Where's the rush of love? When will you sleep again?

What if the thing you fear most is also the thing you crave? All you wanted was one night of unbroken sleep, what have you done? Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's play Mum is a feverish journey through every parent's worst nightmare.

The play was premiered at Theatre Royal, Plymouth, and Soho Theatre, London, in 2021.

This edition is published by Methuen Drama, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Press Quotes

'Tender but brutal, an adrenalised fever dream pleading compassion for new mothers... an unflinching picture of their absolute worst fears and their most secret, shameful thoughts made manifest... It's breathtaking and frequently brilliant... tremendously ambitious and challenging'


'Short, sharp, shocking... a bold and bracing experience'

Evening Standard

'A courageously feverish creation that explores the darker side of motherhood. Difficult to watch at times, and brutal in its realism, it makes for a deeply affecting 60 minutes'

The Stage

'Brutal, delicate and devastating'


'Daring... Though only 60 minutes, the play is, dramatically and sociologically, a power hour'


'A devastating picture of perinatal depression'

Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback, 72 pages ISBN: 9781350268579Publication Date:
30 Sep 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm

Also by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm:

The Motherhood Project
The Wasp

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