A MOTHER’S SONG
Live at The Lowry – Wed 9 June at 7:45pm (limitedcapacity with social distancing in place)
Watch online at steam.theatre from Sat 12 June (link to site)
Created by Finn Anderson and Tania Azevedo
Three remarkable women at different timesin history, all linked by bloodline, find connection through thetraditional folk ballads passed down their familytree. These songs have traveled the globe, from Scotland, through NorthernIreland and into the Appalachian mountains. And in modern-day New York,Sarah's rediscovery of these songs and the family stories embedded within them,help guide her through life-changing events and decisions.Can Sarah maintain her identity as an independent, queer woman inNYC, without abandoning the traditions of her childhood?
A contemporary new musical withan original pop-folk score from award-winning composer FinnAnderson.
“hugely impressive in its exploration ofcomplex themes… a musical of considerable depth and power… abeautiful and deeply personal work of theatre”
“as refreshing as it is heartbreaking… FinnAnderson’s creation is rare in that it allows its folk music to be more thanpretty. It’s percussive, visceral, and passionate… an important show”
(Musical Theatre Review)
Created by Off West End award-winning teamFinn Anderson and Tania Azevedo.
A Mother's Song was originallycommissioned by the American Music Theatre Project and the RoyalConservatoire of Scotland for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Since then is hasbeen developed further through a 4-week residency in Chicago with AmericanMusic Theatre Project.
Finn is a writer, composer andsinger-songwriter, working throughout the UK and internationally. He hascreated four award-nominated musicals and is the 2020 recipient of the CameronMackintosh Resident Composer Scheme. Most recently Finn co-createdaward-winning Edinburgh Fringe hit Islander which is currentlyin development for productions in Poland, Korea, Australia and theUSA, as well as a radio adaptation with BBC Radio 4. Other projects include ashort online musical for National Theatre of Scotland/BBC, and a newScottish-Brazilian musical created with acclaimed Braziliansongwriter Siba. He has created music for many of the UK’s leadingtheatre artists, companies and venues. His debut solo album ‘Until theLight’ was released in 2019.
Tania is a criticallyacclaimed Portuguese-Australian director, dramaturg and theatremaker. Whilst maintaining a commitment to theatre thatentertains, Tania aims to develop pieces that strive for social change. Tania'swork has been presented in theatres across the UK and internationallyincluding National Theatre of Scotland, Theatre Royal Stratford East,The Other Palace, The Hope Mill Theatre, Theatre503, King's Head, The CitizensTheatre, The Union Theatre, The VAULTS, The Bunker, and The EdinburghFestival Fringe.