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Kidding (Sounds Like Thunder Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 19 August 2018

Upon entering the theatre, audience members are given slips of paper asking us what we most admire about our mum, and what we’d like to thank our mum for. The play’s not even started and I’m already starting to feel a bit teary-eyed! Through a selection of verbatim accounts, we’re told a variety of stories, ranging from anxieties over giving birth, to comic sketches of twenty-something’s recounting their first moments of consciousness, to heartfelt moments of realisation that our parents may be more similar to us than we’ve previously liked to believe. Although it’s a rather normative exploration of what motherhood entails, if you’re on board for a bit of sentimentality it makes for wholesome, intimate theatre.

Zoo Southside, until 14 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Amy Bonar]