From the Mouths of Mothers

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Amanda Stuart Fisher's verbatim play, taken from 14 hours of interviews with mothers who discovered their children had been sexually abused, focuses on the lack of support for victims in Britain.
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Ada Sidiqiyiah

Such a raw production. I was reeled into the journeys of mothers which the actresses brought to life through the honesty of emotions portrayed. It is also at once an important piece that illuminates and provokes thought about the complexities faced by mothers as they discover their child has been sexually abused. From witnessing the shock and denial to bouts of mental fragility and frustration as these mothers try to manoeuvre through ill-equipped social institutions to ensure justice and security for their child, we get a glimpse into an experience that is rarely spoken about. The set mimicked a support group session that, with haunting visual effects in the background and intimate theatre setting, stirred such powerful emotions I could not stand up at the end to give the production the standing ovation it undeniably deserves.