24th Aug 2021 - 28th Aug 2021

Downstairs - Pleasance London

6:30pm, 8:40pm

Suitable for ages 12 and above


Important information:

This show contains smoke and strong language

Adelaide wants to make her mom’s life-story mythic. But when she invokes the help of Penelope, the legendary queen from Ancient Greece, it soon unravels as they unpick the systems of storytelling that have trapped women for millennia.

A mother's biography told by her daughter with the help of a live, long-distance phone call to the States. Exploring the value of the myths we inherit, Maude’s devised show stitches together a kitschy, camp patchwork of folksy Americana, old Hollywood cinema, and oral tradition that will make you want to call your mom.

Shortlisted for Pleasance's 2020 Charlie Hartill Special Reserve for Theatre.

This performance will be in Pleasance Downstairs which is operating at a maximum of 80% capacity to provide additional spacing to customers as restrictions relax. This is in addition to enhanced cleaning, additional hand sanitation stations, and improved ventilation throughout performances to provide the safest theatre experience possible. We also strongly encourage all ticket holders to wear a mask while inside the venue, unless exempt.



Devised by Adelaide Waldrop, Brendan Macdonald, and Eva Scott with Penelope Kellogg Winkler

Produced by Caroline Christie

Designed by Grace Venning

Sound Design by Anna Short


Past acclaim for Maude projects:

Good Women at VAULT Festival ★★★★ A Younger Theatre “An utterly charming and delightful show and I look forward to what the creative team develop next”

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