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BOOKING THROUGHOUT 2021-2022

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It has been inspiring to see Mother Tree, such an inspiring piece of art, very powerful.

(Laura Vanhulle Dance Theatre)

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'Above everything else, I am mother, care giver, friend, chief bum wiper and ninja,  and it is by far the hardest most rewarding journey I have undertaken.'

Inside each forest is a complex network of trees, intricately linked by a connective tissue to each other and to one life giving tree. The oldest and the strongest, the one with the most potent power, 

                                            

The Mother Tree.

Pumping her sap through the root system to heal and protect her seedlings. A mysterious powerful entity that nurtures her kin and sustains her forest. She breaks, they all break. 

Mother Tree is a 65 minute solo show about motherhood, survival, love.  A highly physical piece combining theatre, aerial silk and spoken word about the eco-system created behind closed doors and what the forest can teach us about ourselves. It’s about women and the struggles, guilt, and difficult maternal mental health patterns that motherhood comes with alongside its hilarious and fantastical moments. 

 

The stage is a mess, just like the family home. There is an ever reaching pile of laundry spanning floor to ceiling and toys for all imaginable circumstances. Woven across the floor, reaching it’s tendrils into each inhabitable human space, is a tree root system.  A symbol of our symbiosis with the forest, nature entering and thriving underneath every footprint.  Out of the roots rises an aerial silk, taking the theatre from horizontal to vertical space. The piece is touching and intimate and yet universal. 

 

Relishing the beautiful responsibilities of parenthood whilst laughing at the ridiculous, Mother Tree discovers how we are just like the oldest hub trees in the forest, suckling the young, passing nutrients and warning signals, sustaining those in need and creating a village. Mother Tree has deep spiritual undertones, exploring nature as deity, motherhood as life giving and how we as mothers are in fact, more interconnected with nature than we have ever realised before.  The piece finds connection between the amazing cooperation, memory, healing and wisdom of the Mother Trees and our own incredible journey through motherhood. 

Funded by Sir Barry Jackson Trust Fund and available for tour booking throughout 2021-2022.

For booking, technical information and press enquiries please Contact Us or call our Artistic Director

Kim Wildborne

(+44) 07816414895

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Wildborne’s acting throughout the piece, whilst completing spell binding tricks in the air, is a masterclass in physical theatre. **** Four Stars (West End Best Friend 2021)

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A truly honest and inspiring account of parenting. You must see it!' (Audience member 2021)

 
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BIRMINGHAM

TILT Festival 2018

BROMSGROVE

Artix Arts Centre 2018

EDINBURGH

Edinburgh Fringe 2021

BACK TO BRUM

TILT Festival 2021

CREDITS

Writer & Performer: Kim Wildborne

                  

Co-Director: Lorna Meehan

Sound & Lighting: Richard Gillett & Liam Walsh

Video: Rebecca Head

                         

Photos: Richard Battye