Programme – Mum by Emma Dawson

Mum is the centre of Edie’s universe. They’ve stuck together through thick and thin, as other family members abandoned them one by one. But after a terrible accident, Edie has to learn to function as an independent adult in a world that she severely dislikes.

A 45-minute abridged version of Mum will be performed tonight. The full-length play is roughly 70 minutes long.

Trigger warnings: Mentions of death, violence, alcoholism, psychological abuse and bullying.

Cast and Creative Team: 

Writer: Emma Dawson

Director: Lisa Millar & Lata Nobes

Edie: Hannah Cound

Voices: Selwin Hulme-Teague

Lauren Hendricks

Panel guest: Adam Welsh from Divergent Talent Group, The UK’s first talent agency representing neurodivergent actors and creatives exclusively.

About the writer

Emma Dawson is a playwright and short story writer. Mum, her first full-length play, was shortlisted for Through the Mill Playwriting Prize, longlisted for Theatre503 International Playwriting Prize, longlisted for development with Traverse Theatre, and shortlisted for development with Middle Child Theatre. Her audio drama commission, Diltie Moss, aired in May 2021 with Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, a Chicago-based audio company. Her short plays have been performed at Theatre503, Battersea Arts Centre, Pleasance Theatre, White Bear Theatre, and Theatre Deli and her short stories have been published by Untitled, Dear Damsels, and Broccoli Arts.

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