Tuesday, 24 June 2014

'Mothers and Sons' road tour 2014: national, regional + documentary

Two opportunities coming up to see Sons and Mothers on stage, and a documentary on its making.  Some of the performers have Down syndrome :

Sunday Arts up Late: Sons & Mothers screens on ABC1
Christopher Houghton, Arts (ABC), 17th June 2014
No Strings Attached is an Adelaide based theatre company that creates unique work based on the perspective of disabled artists and performers. In 2012 they made Sons and Mothers – a theatre production that explored the bonds of love and frustration experienced by disabled sons and their mums ... (the) documentary is a fly on the wall journey following the performers and writer/director Alirio Zavarce as they bring the show together, from workshop to performance ...
  • Sons & Mothers screens on Sunday 20th July 2014 at 10:35pm on ABC1

Sons & Mothers hits the Road
No Strings Attached - News, 1st June 2014
After the runaway success of Sons & Mothers’ premiere season in the 2012 Adelaide Fringe, and after foot stomping standing ovations in its 2013 Space season, No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability is proud to announce that in 2014 Performing Lines will deliver a national tour of Sons & Mothers through the Road Work initiative ...
... “It took seven years to create Sons & Mothers: five years for the idea to gestate, two years to develop, three weeks to rehearse and two weeks to perform. In those brief two weeks, Sons & Mothers became the buzz of the 2012 Adelaide Fringe. Five-star reviews and great word of mouth led to sold out houses and top Fringe Awards. A magic energy continues to animate this unusual show that appeals to audiences of all ages. As one reviewer put it, this show appeals to anyone who’s ever had a mother, and we are thrilled that audiences all over Australia will get to see it" ...



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