A MOTHER'S SONG
Director and Co-Creator
By Finn Anderson & Tania Azevedo
Macrobert Arts Centre
About the piece
From 17th century Stirling to 21st century New York City, themes of identity, motherhood, and choice collide in a bold and life-affirming story which follows three remarkable women at different moments in history, and traces the incredible journey of Scottish folk music across the Atlantic.
Sarah comes from a long line of ballad singers, but has severed ties with the folk traditions of her childhood. In modern-day New York City, Sarah’s rediscovery of these songs and the family stories within them, force her to go on an unexpected and life-changing journey across time.
"An ambitious, expansive, evocative show about music and motherhood that brims with heart and history… Is it the next great Scottish musical? Possibly. Probably. This is certainly not the last we will see of it"
"This show adds to the slowly-filling gap of women- and queer-centred stories in the musical theatre canon and is an exciting and timely piece"
"Hugely impressive in its exploration of complex themes...
A musical of considerable depth and power.
A Mother's Song is a beautiful and deeply personal work of theatre that is thoroughly rewarding"
"A Mother’s Song is a sharp and deeply-felt exploration of several women gazing into the future of motherhood in all its implications...
This is an important show which deserves to be developed further’ "
Musical Theatre Review
Book | Finn Anderson and Tania Azevedo
Music and Lyrics | Finn Anderson
Musical Director | Shonagh Murray
Lighting Design | Simon Wilkinson
Set and Costume Design | Emma Bailey
Choreography | Lindsay McAllister
Sound Design | Tom Penny
Costume Supervisor | Zephyr Liddell
Producers| Julie Ellen and Kate Taylor
Sarah - Bethany Tennick
Alix - Tinashe Warikandwa
Jean - Blythe Jandoo
Cait - Kirsty Findlay
Jamie/Ronan/Thomas - Craig Hunter
Aunt Betty - Melanie Bell
Swing - Stephanie MacGaraidh