A gig? In your mother’s living room?

Published: 19 August 2019
Reporter: Peter Lathan

In their second show. Bonnie and the Bonnettes celebrate that tribe of women who have shown us the way: mothers.

In And She, which is part gig and part living room (mum’s, of course), they delve into motherhood, womanhood and femininity through conversations with their mums, armed with three microphones, music and a bottle of prosecco.

"We've taken and ignored her advice; listened to her tellings off, pep talks and tales of her past. We were always scared of sounding just like her but maybe she was right about some things..."

Bonnie and the Bonnettes are Hattie Eason, Cameron Sharp and Rebecca Glendenning and they both write and perform their shows. Their usually gig-based work is sometimes about them, sometimes about other people, but mostly about the world they live in. They say they like it when audiences laugh. They like it when they think. They really like it when they do both at the same time. They want to share stories, challenge perceptions and have a good time whilst doing it. Their work is loud, fun and unapologetic.

Their debut show was Drag Me to Love which toured from autumn 2017 to autumn 2018.

And She premières in Stage 2 at Northern Stage on 6 and 7 September at 7:45 before setting off on a 7-venue national tour, returning to the North East for one night only on 7 November (7:00) at ARC Stockton.

National dates are Sherman, Cardiff (1–2 October at 7:45); Omnibus, Clapham (4 October at 9:00); Civic, Barnsley (19 October at 7:30); Cast, Doncaster (5 November at 7:15); Exeter Phoenix (9 November at 7:30) and Theatre Deli, Sheffield (13 November at 7:45).