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Baba's Song

by In Our Hands Theatre


A vocal journey into the messiness of one woman's motherhood

about the production

Baba’s Song is a vocal journey into the messiness of one woman’s motherhood. Innovative vocal landscapes, exciting physicality, quick change characters and a hilariously relevant songs are woven together within a restricted meter squared space, to give audiences insight into one woman’s experience of new motherhood. Baba’s Song invites audiences into an experience had by many women, but rarely expressed on stage.

about the artist

In Our Hands Theatre is an emerging Bristol based theatre company. The core team met as new mothers, and they have developed a dedicated and supportive working relationship, both in solidarity to one another as new parents, but also as co-creatives passionate about working and raising families simultaneously – and most importantly gaining an awareness that these must and should go hand in hand. Their work is rigorous, generous and high quality - with women’s voices at its heart.

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stage dimensions

width: 3 metres

height: 4 metres

depth: 3 metres

Baba’s Song is an adaptable piece and both traditional and non-traditional spaces. It is performed end-on with most of the show takes place within a meter square playing space. It is important that the markings of this square are visible to the audience, thus the show is best experienced in a black box or studio theatre or possibly a space with a low platform stage.

Our specific lighting notes are available on request. The piece has been created to perform well under lights but also not them in the case of touring to venues without a rig.

“It rarely goes 10 minutes without them effortlessly creating something I have never seen before, whether that’s talking within their mouths to the sound of a baby transforming into a brain eating itself, to narration mixing with command. These innovations would not work if the performers weren’t incredibly talented, so it’s a good job they are. Both have such a charismatic pull on the audience it makes you wish to spend hours in their company.”

Exeunt Magazine

“Seeing this show made me feel less alone! I have suffered with postnatal depression/ anxiety and [this show] really triggered a huge sense of relief in me.”

Chloe Scholefield, Bluebell Care

"We were blown away by the show last night! We've both, between us, sat with literally hundreds of women over the years with different stories about motherhood but what you put together just totally expressed the viscerality of new mother hood...the confusion, the push and pull of others needs and voices....just amazing!"

Dr. Julianne Boutaleb, Parenthood in Mind

We have adapted the show, making a relaxed presentation possible with lifted lights, and modified levels of sound.

We could offer a Pathways for Creative Mums workshop for mothers with babies present.

Typical rate is £700 per show
Rural touring £550 one show £800 two same day
The above rates do not include accommodation or travel expenses