Presented by Michelle Hall and State of Play as part of FRINGE WORLD Festival 2022. The Dirty Mother is an act of civil disobedience. It’s pulsating electric guitar, exploding pomegranates and massive pink pants. A celebration of friendship and reinvention, The Dirty Mother is a story about reimagining yourself beyond crisis. This intimate, true story takes us into Michelle’s post-natal underworld where a giant midwife triggers a disco-strip-dance and Hugh Grant arrives as history’s most distracted birth partner. Out of the debris of disaster, this mother may seem dirty, but she’s alive and ripe for telling the tale “nice ladies” are not supposed to tell. The Dirty Mother is a birth rite for the 21st century with the gas and air turned up to the max!
“…gripping, exhilarating and radiates truth” – SeeSaw Magazine, 2019
“Funny, heart wrenching and raw …” – FRINGEFEED, 2020
Nominated BEST ACTOR Performing Arts Award WA, 2021
Nominated BEST THEATRE Melbourne Fringe, 2020
Shortlisted TOUR READY AWARD FRINGEWORLD, 2020