MEarth MOthers

Beady Eye

Circus, Theatre

We dare to ask big questions: why are we wrecking the world and what are we going to do about it?

‘disarmingly skewwhiff…hugely affectionate’ ‘funny, moving and unique’ The Times ****

MEarth MOthers are a trio of climate clowns in extraordinary mycelial costumes. They erupt from the stomach of Mother Earth to storm the streets leaving a trail of plastic waste and tarred teddies. The world as we know it is going down and the MOthers are having a noxious knees-up! They laugh at us swinging between activism and hard-to-break habits, alone on our small, polluted island.

Why do we consume so much, why are we wrecking the world and what are we going to do about it? MEarth MOthers have a physical, fungal response through comedy, music, puppetry, dance and shamanic ritual.

About Beady Eye

MEarth MOthers is presented by Beady Eye who are Total Theatre Award and Arches Brick winners. Beady Eye/Kristin Fredricksson have toured indoors shows to the Barbican (BITE), nationally and internationally. Their work is devised multimedia performance including video, movement, puppetry and strong visual and storytelling elements.

Joining Kristin as a performer is Amy Howard from Honk Project, who have toured indoors and outdoors static and walkabout shows nationally. Performance artist and autistic self-advocate from the US, Annette Foster, joins us as a performer and co-creator. Lise Boucon (Les Gloriables) directs. Sonia Odedra and Maggie Campbell of Petri Delights design.


Creative / Production credits:

Co-created by: Kristin Fredricksson (Beady Eye), Amy Howard (Honk Project), Lise Boucon (Les Gloriables) and Annette Foster.

Director: Lise Boucon.
Designers: Sonia Odedra and Maggie Campbell.

Image credits: MEarth MOthers by Beady Eye at NNF 2021 © Mary Doggett

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

MEarth MOthers is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Stockton International Riverside Festival.
The Marlowe Theatre supported R&D via Roar in 2019.
101 Outdoors Arts, Newbury Corn Exchange are providing residencies in 2020.