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Raging Mother (From Start To Finnish)

By | Published on Monday 22 August 2022

An ‘honest portrayal’ is something theatre goers have become accustomed to hearing thrown around in this post-‘Fleabag’ world. ‘Raging Mother’ takes it and runs with it, creating something not only honest, but also brutally personal. It incorporates the wild, animal aspects of bringing life into the world, and how those elements stay around long into the child raising process. Hannah Vahtikari’s performance is incredible as she recounts her experiences with raising two children. The sheer force she brings to it, whilst also managing to make it relatable and extremely funny, is exceptional. Accompanied by live music played on stage by her real-life husband Marzi Nyman, this may be honest and occasionally uncomfortable, but it is also a must-see show full of love and tenderness.

Zoo @ Southside, run ended.
tw rating 5/5 | [Raphael Highgate-Betts]