The five strong cast of performers take us on a rollercoaster journey, starting with a nod to the ‘Cell Block Tango’ from Chicago. The writing is clever, funny, poignant and heartbreaking at times, but stories like this need to be heard. Emily herself said that Mums have never really been front and centre before in musical theatre and this propels the superwomen we all know and love, to receive the adoration and respect they deserve.
Our Mums consist of Michelle (Rebecca Bernice Amissah), a woman who was previously in a high-powered job looking after a team of 20, but struggling to cope with her twin boys. Bea (Joanna Kirkland) is the upper class Mum who takes charge of the mother and baby group at the local community centre and tries her absolute best to raise children who are fluent in Mandarin, able to look after themselves with martial arts lessons and have a vast knowledge on renaissance artists, however she is left to look after her children alone despite having a husband who is just not around when she needs him. Sophie (Amy Ross) is a seemingly confident Mum who is enjoying her child and the joys she brings, however she is guarding a secret (I won’t spoilt this moment as it really takes you by surprise and leaves you needing to reach for the tissues!). Chantel (Jade Samuels) is the brash Brummie single Mum (who I obviously adored and thoroughly enjoyed hearing her authentic accent on stage!) who is living hand to mouth in the wake of a cost-of-living crisis and finally Esme (Belinda Wollaston), a gay mum, who, as I mentioned before, suffers with postpartum psychosis.