My Mother's Shoes

Theatre (true-life, new writing)

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  • Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 - Upstairs
  • 12:15
  • Aug 3-11, 13-18, 20-25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Karola Gajda
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes. Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+ after 18:00
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Some women aspire to wearing their mother’s shoes. As a child we might have dressed up in them. Later in life, we may follow in our mother’s footsteps intentionally, or because of how we’ve been moulded. Aged just three in 1940, Karola’s Polish mum was deported by Stalin to Siberia. The Red Cross reunited her with her father, presumed dead, in the UK in 1957. Apparently safe, she then fell ill with a mystery illness, which was completely misdiagnosed. Karola Gajda considers wearing her mother’s shoes in a show that walks the tightrope of painful and funny.

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