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The Good Enough Mums Club musical launches podcast amid lockdown

The team behind The Good Enough Mums Club musical is launching a podcast.

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While the show undergoes new development in lockdown, a podcast series has been announced which will explore the highs, lows and sleep deprivation of motherhood during this especially challenging time.

With many mothers struggling with home-schooling and 24/7 childcare, The Good Enough Mums Club is seeking to spark conversations about motherhood. Mothers are currently under more pressure than ever before with isolation and loneliness taking a huge toll.

This project and podcast seek to provide an escape and antidote as well as a safe place to connect.

West End stars Maisey Bawden (Honeymoon in Vegas), Louise Dearman (Wicked, Guys and Dolls), Gemma Knight Jones (Falsettos, The Lion King) Dianne Pilkington (Only Fool and Horses the Musical, Young Frankenstein), and Jade Samuels (tinned goods, Jumprov) are working with director Hannah Chissick (Side by Side by Sondheim, Horrid Henry: Live and Horrid) to perfect the music, examine what a future tour could be like and write four new songs which will feature in the podcast.

The podcast will offer the perfect extension of the show: a place to share the stories they have been gathering to share with other mums. Lockdown has only increased the pressures of motherhood and this podcast comes at a time when parents deserve to hear that they are not alone, they are not the only ones struggling to figure it all out.

The team will soon announce their line-up of mums ready to talk about the real stuff: the good, the bad, the heart-breaking, the heart-warming, the pee and the glee that comes with being a mum.

The Good Enough Mums Club is conceived, produced, directed, arranged, and performed by mothers led by creator Emily Beecher and co-producers Sarah Shead and Jade Samuels.

They said: “In creating the club we wanted to share our stories of being mums and to communicate the message of hope and acceptance we’ve discovered, born out of some of the darkest experiences of early motherhood.

“We recognise that every mum has their own story and we hope the club is a celebration of the ordinary things that make all mums extraordinary.”

For more information, visit the official website here.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.