When KHADY’s husband dies, she is forced to sell his goats. Sending her eldest son away from Senegal across desert and sea to Europe, in the hope that he will find a better life, she plunges her entire family into uncertainty.
When GISELA’s life in England is turned upside down, she goes home to Bavaria seeking comfort and familiarity. But her attempts to assist the steady flow of refugees arriving in her childhood village soon awaken memories from her own past.
ERIKA reveals the truth about the journey made on foot with her baby daughter after being expelled from Sudetenland in 1945. The bold choices made by these three mothers are brought together as one compelling narrative in this play.
‘A play so full of love and hope that it left me feeling better about the world’ – Alex Joynes, Octagon Theatre, Bolton
‘Three Mothers scores in so many areas – for its clever interleaving of time, place and character; for its human and emotional storytelling; for the relevance of its themes; for style and involving dialogue – and above all, for its originality’ – IOM Arts Council
Waterloo East Theatre
Brad Street, London SE1 8TN
October 31st –November 12th at 7.30pm
Sunday November 5th and 12th matinees at 4.00pm
Tickets: £15 Concessions: £13
Preview Night Tuesday October 31st – Tickets £10
Box Office 020 7928 0060