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Stories about Mums

Mama Stitch is a storytelling experience,
celebrating Mums in all their glory.
A cross section of people from the community are
interviewed, ranging in age, experience and
background. These interviews are edited and
presented as “Headphone Verbatim” (meaning
the actor wears headphones and delivers the text
as they hear them, live, without embellishment).
Each story is live scored by our band Kettlefish with an
original and unique musical response.

Previous versions of Mama Stitch




Midland for the 2021 Perth Festival



Read the review here


I have seen many great artistic works in my career and I have to place Mamma Stitch in that category. Community art should always be a quality driven process otherwise it devalues the purpose, integrity and the art of engaging. Coupled with excellent talent and performances it is as good as any drama on any major stage.” Kim Jameson – Art On The Move

“The unique format of theatre, writing, poetry, song and installation, with community participation at its core works incredibly well and I highly recommend it to any arts presenter working directly with community. Book Mama Stitch, your community will thank you.” Amber Launay, Director, Vancouver Arts Centre – Albany

“A must see. Georgia King is incredible to watch as she voices different stories about mothers. Funny and poignant.” Annette Carmichael – Albany

“If you haven’t seen this show, or booked, you better because when it leaves people will tell you how good it was, if they haven’t already, then you’ll regret it.” Jon Doust – Albany

“What a fan-ta-stic experience. Absolutely loved it! The idea, the performance, the music… authentic, honest, real, innovative way to celebrate our mums.” Jana Ridillova – Albany

“…to actually hear your wording about your mum with music, I loved it…it soothed my soul” Participant-Bunbury Online

“Such a revelation to hear her (my daughter) say these things she’s never said…ever.” Participant-Bunbury

“I was impressed by the sensitivity, depth and deft handling of personal stories the group had researched, interviewed and represented as a narrative/musical event. The weaving of local stories related to mothers from a range of backgrounds, ages and experiences with relevant musical interludes made the event a pleasure for the audiences…” Jeremy Blank Coordinator/Curator Joondalup Art Gallery

“I was fortunate to attend the ‘Mama Stitch’ performance at Joondalup and was one of the subjects. What a wonderful concept! The performance piece was so well done and so entertaining at the same time. Very cleverly done and most enjoyable!” Aly May, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

“To be involved in such a unique performance was unforgettable for both myself and my Mum. The stories were moving, funny, sad and happy all at the same time. I didn’t want it to end. Well done! Holly May- Participant, Joondalup

“Mamma Stitch was such a beautiful experience, telling my story to Georgia
and being able to reflect on moments about my mum was beautiful; the questions asked were simple but unearthed really powerful memories.
The performance is another experience altogether! It’s like I stepped outside of myself. It was really amazing to be heard by my family and then hearing my story when told to strangers.
Georgia’s ability to embody her subject is mind blowing. Powerful tender hilarious sweet funny touching
I have not stopped telling people what an awesome experience it was!
Thank you guys again and again and again. My daughters now have an insight into me and my life as a consequence. They Understand and appreciate me more so because if this experience.” 
Annette Peterson – Participant Joondalup

“It went far beyond my expectations – you are all so talented – the music enhanced the narratives – Georgia brought out each individuals qualities and made us laugh, cry and thought provoking!!
May you go on for many years – and I hope Mama Stitch evolves bringing out many many Mother’s stories far and wide.” 
Magda Acklin – Participant Joondalup

Our Mama Stitch House Band- Kettlefish