Mummy Monster

Mummy Monster is written and performed by Liz Hart and supported by Lady Strong’s Bonfire. It is about one woman’s journey from a seeming state of balance into a monstrous state where she is no longer fully in control. The show explores the times when you as a parent “lose it,” and is an honest look at the pressures of parenting.


Mummy Monster is a powerful and exciting site-specific kitchen show that tours to community venues and private homes. It is also a frank, funny and ferocious studio theatre show combining visual, physical and comic theatre.

During the research and development of Mummy Monster we worked with Bannerman Road Children’s Centre and Shanti Sherson, Arts Development officer at the Wellspring Centre, Barton Hill, Bristol. The outcome is a show that is lively and accessible and will reach many that may never go to the theatre, but do often find them selves in the kitchen. Some shows are in the daytime with a crèche so do get in touch if you would like to find out more and follow the links on this page for bookings.

Mummy Monster is a tale of isolation and adoration and is for anybody who has spent long hours with small children, or who cares about anybody who does.

Come along and see the show at Theatre Fest West, Salisbury Playhouse on Friday February 23rd 2018.

Early film material of Mummy Monster taken during the research and development period was included in an exhibition called Performing Parenthood and was available to view online at The Digital Institute of Early Parenthood between 21st January and 31st March 2017.



Previous Tour Dates

The Lyric Theatre

9 Barrack Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3LX

Thursday 2nd March 2pm & 8pm

Tickets £8, available from BearKat Bistro and Bridport Arts Centre: 01308 424204 /, or on the door 30 mins before showtime. Babes in arms are very welcome to the 2pm showing.


The Wardrobe Theatre

The Old Market Assembly, 25 West Street, Old Market, Bristol BS2 0DF

Saturday 4th March 2pm

Tickets £7 0117 9020344


Llandogo Millenium Hall

The Woodlands, Llandogo NP25 4SR

Thursday 9th March 8pm

Tickets £5


Inns Court Centre, (booked via the Knowle West Children’s Centre)

Marshall Walk, Bristol, BS4 1TR

Thursday 16th March 7:30pm

Tickets £3 from Knowle West Children’s Centre (Leinster Avenue, Knowle West, Bristol, BS4 1NN) or 0117 9030214


Thimblemill Library

Smethwick, Birmingham B67 5RJ

Thursday 23rd March 8pm

Tickets: £5 in advance or £7 on the door

0121 4293029



First 6 photos taken during the research and development period of Mummy Monster 2016, by Ben Dowden.

Further photos from performances at Hamilton House in February 2017 . Photos copywrite Paul Blakemore.

These selfies were taken during time spent at home with the kids, on the run up to our funded development period.