Forgiving (My Mother)

Forgiving (My Mother)

A thought-provoking exploration of family dynamics, reconciliation and free will, or rather the lack of it. Have you got mummy issues too? So do Pat and Emilia, migrant theatre-makers working on a play about two siblings unpacking their childhood emotional damage (aka post- Soviet parenting). This ‘intimate’ and ‘witty’ **** ( meta-theatre production explores the removal of moral judgment from the tangled mass of generational trauma… and the absolute chaos of creating autobiographical performances


Director and co-deviser: Anna Udras

Cast and Co-devisers: Emilia Nurmukhamet, Patrycja Dynowska

Designer: Alexandra Orekhova 






Content warnings: Strong language 

Theatre Company Reviews:

“This show embodies the essence of what it is to be a young Eastern European woman, growing up within narratives shaped by the patriarchy, performing the function allocated, and later challenging that.” - Ksenia Kazintseva from IZBA ARTS 

“Really moving and I think has the potential to help a lot of people. Amazing that so much was conveyed in just 50 minutes. A simple clear message with universal application. Unique interesting structure that pushes the narrative well.” - Audience member 

Production Details

Run Time:

  • One Act: 50 mins

Age Restrictions:

  • 15