When: 12th February – 2nd March 2019
Where: Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ
£: Tickets cost £12.50 – £14.50 (concessions available. Suitable for ages 14+
What is it?
Missmanaged Theatre make their debut with Rattled – a new piece of writing exploring childhood trauma and postnatal mental health – at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London. This one-woman show puts childhood trauma under the microscope and reviews its effect on adult life in a witty examination of mental health, self-preservation and human resilience.
Rattled was created after a heart-breaking confession about motherhood inspired writer Rachel Harper to further explore postnatal mental health. Together with working mum and director Jemma Gross, they were inspired to actively help new mothers on and off stage by partnering with Bea & Co to make theatre more accessible. This bespoke childcare agency will be offering free childcare to those attending Sunday matinées and at-home discounted childcare to audience members attending evening shows.
Rattled looks at isolation and loneliness in busy cities and the effect this has mentally on someone who has already experienced terrible trauma. It puts the spotlight on postnatal mental health, on the lack of awareness of this often under-reported issue, and the lack of support for new mothers in the UK.
Em never meant to get married. She didn’t mean to be unhappy. It all just sort of happened by accident. Now, standing alone on the edge of a train station platform, she just wants to know… whose baby is this?
Rattled takes the audience on a darkly funny journey through the events that led to Em standing alone on a station platform at her lowest ebb.
Catherine Chalk and Rachel Harper, the founders of Missmanaged Theatre Company, first met as two creatives working in front of house roles. This is a job that many creatives are familiar with, and so Missmanaged will be offering discounted tickets to Saturday matinée performances to any front of house workers. There will also be a post-show Q&A with the director, producer, and writer on how to create your own work and space in this industry. Front of house workers will also be eligible for concessions and discounts throughout the run.
To show support for new mothers in the UK, shows will be welcoming babes in arms to the Wednesday and Sunday matinées, which are relaxed performances.
More info: www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/rattled