Three Mothers

"An outstanding example of storytelling that is both compelling and deeply affecting. Not to be missed."  Everything Theatre

"Three great performers with three interlocking refugee stories across time. An impressive debut from Matilda Velevitch. Worth your time."  The Times

“Their stories creatively flow in and out of each other, hinting at connections.”  Spy in the Stalls

"Matilda Velevitch’s writing manages to incorporate humour and ultimately hope into a narrative that never fails to grip."  Theatre Bubble

"I have tried to do justice to this beautifully written and acted play, the best thing I can do is to urge you to go and see it."  View from the Cheap Seat

“Four stars”  The Fourth Wall

“Astonishing”  The Stage 

“Four stars”  British Theatre Guide

"Fascinating”  London Theatre 1

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