We’ve had a really interesting time in Stage Two – loads of trying things out which has led to some great realisations and discoveries.
One of the most interesting and rewarding activities we did was a series of Pop Up Performances around Southwark & Lambeth.
The cast, complete with some of their children, met early on Sunday March 2nd at Peckham Farmer’s Market. Once we’d warmed up with coffees (hot chocolates for the kids) we donned our new “Proud to be a Good Enough Mum” t-shirts (the kids loved their special “My mum is Good Enough” version. Then we claimed a small corner and started performing several numbers from the show. In between songs we were able to distribute flyers and chat to local families.
After wrapping up in Peckham we all piled in Anna’s car to head to our next venue: Herne Hill.
At the Herne Hill market we were given our own tent, which made us all feel very official. We were thrilled to be smack in the middle of this very family friendly market and the kids were thrilled that there was a warm pub next door. While they defrosted we once again regaled passers by with numbers from the show including, Nine Months (about pregnancy), Good Enough, The Price to be Paid and Only My Nose is the Same (about body image). We were really well received and it was wonderful to actually see the audience connect with the message behind the songs.
After a quick break to warm up, we piled back in the car and hit the Southbank Centre. There we had some pictures taken for a piece that went up in the Evening Standard later that week and then we went on a flyering mission making sure every family we could see knew about the show. To wrap the day off we headed back out into the cold to do a last couple of numbers.
The day was a great success – we were able to hand out over 140 flyers and speak to loads of mums about the show and its message as well as entertain the public. Plus it’s not everyday you get to pretend to be in labour on the Southbank!
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