My Mum's a Twat

Theatre (solo show, true-life)

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Description

'My mum wasn't always a twat. But sometime after I turned 10, everything changed. She stopped taking me shopping. She regularly forgot my birthday. And she thought she could heal people.' After a sold-out run at the Royal Court Theatre in January 2018, Anoushka Warden performs her funny and honest account of losing her mum to a cult in a new version directed by Debbie Hannan. A teen-spirited and gangsta rap fuelled survival guide to growing up with an actual twat for a mum. 'An ultimately joyous testament to teenage resilience...' (Time Out).

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  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, follow access ramp around the front of the made in Adelaide bar, into the main reception, take a right down the corridor past the cafe and through the light-saber corridor. The Red Lecture Theatre (x) – 14 steps down to the space, a further 10 steps through the seating and onto the stage. There is lift access only with prior notice to Summerhall Management.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Nicola Amory-Hypolite 91 days ago

This show is amazing, inspirational and brilliantly delivered. I laughed, almost cried and left thinking thank god my mum's not a twat.

Totally recommend. Also got her book afterwards and its just as good.


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The F Word 83 days ago

Over the next hour, Warden has the audience splitting our sides [...] In My Mum’s a Twat Warden builds a picture of her world, and I walk away thankful that she became a performer instead of a cult member, and that her experiences sparked the seed of this spirited show.

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British Theatre.com (3/5 stars) 86 days ago

There is always something compelling in seeing a playwright perform their own work, especially in a role rooted in their own experiences.

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FringeReview 87 days ago

Warden performs a solo show, telling the story of having a Mum who got brain washed into a cult, leaving her behind in the UK as she went to Canada, giving away all her money, her home, her common sense and freedom of choice, to the cult. It’s shocking, and...

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The List (3/5 stars) 90 days ago

A personal rant about the damage done by bad and absent parenting...

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The Empty Blogspace 93 days ago

You may find yourself retrospectively less annoyed at your Mum after an hour of ‘mum behaving badly’, but this play isn’t really about her. Anoushka’s story is a triumph of teenage rebellion and resistance, a homage to carving your own trail in the face of brainwashing twats.

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The Stage 95 days ago

Parental neglect is no laughing matter, but when a parent is brainwashed into a cult it’s not your typical desertion story. That is the background to playwright Anoushka Warden’s playful teen memoir play, My Mum’s A Twat.

Warden performs her own monologue (previously staged at the Royal Court with Patsy Ferran) based on her own experience of her mother joining a healing cult, moving to Canada with her “moron” boyfriend to spread the group’s message and leaving Warden behind.

Warden’s writing captures a sulky, self-possessed, troublemaking tween-to-teen voice with occasional laughs but for the personal subject surprisingly she avoids going too deep.

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