Stage and screen star Libby Liburd will present a humorous and frank hour that mixes verbatim theatre, stand up and TED talk to challenge the stereotypes of single mothers in new show Muvvahood at the Park Theatre.
Based on her own personal experiences and experiences of other single mothers of all ages, backgrounds and situations, Muvvahood is written and performed by Liburd, an Associate Artist at Stratford Circus Arts Centre whose previous TV credits include Torchwood, St Milligan’s Wharf and Autograph Hunters.
Taken from hours of interviews and extensive research into government policy, the show questions the perception that the term ‘single mother’ has become synonymous with ‘bad mother’ in the UK.
Libby said, “I did months of extensive research into government policy, society and how those in power respond to single mothers, and a lot of what I uncovered shocked me.”
“Even as a single mother myself who is living it, who has experienced housing difficulties, financial difficulties and direct prejudice, I was still shocked – I’d simply never thought that my experiences were as a consequence of a bigger picture. When you are raising children alone, you do find yourself isolated, stuck in that bubble of just getting on, just getting by.”
Muvvahood will play at the Park Theatre from 3-4 November, with tickets available through the venue.