A MOTHER'S SONG
Director and Co-Creator
By Finn Anderson
Assembly, Edinburgh Fringe
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and American Music Theatre Project
About the piece
Three remarkable women at different times in history but each on the verge of motherhood, find connection through the traditional ballad songs passed down their family tree.
These songs have travelled across lands and oceans, from Scotland, through Northern Ireland 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 events and decisions that have the potential to change her life forever.
A new musical featuring a contemporary folk score and a cast of actor-musicians.
"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, Music and Lyrics | Finn Anderson
Director | Tania Azevedo
Producer | RCS and AMTP
Musical Director | Stuart Fleming
Orchestrations | Finn Anderson
Lighting Design | Neil Smith
Stage Manager | Louise Charity
Assistant Director | Annabelle Hollingdale
Sarah - Chloe Howard
Alix - Sandra Gidlof
Anna - Ingrid Gräsbeck
Jean - Lizzie Song
Cait - Sally Swanson
Jamie - Jacob Bedford
Aunt Betty - Ziare Paul-Emile
Ronan - Elijah Warfield
Logan - Rory Schrobilgen
Morna - Sorrel Brown
Donny Krow, Mialejandra Nevarez, Stefan Schallack, Beth Ann Stripling, Nicole Visco