Verity Standen's mesmeric piece of a cappella song theatre returns in 2016.
20 - 23 January
TOBACCO FACTORY THEATRES, BRISTOL
3 - 5 February
USTINOV STUDIO, BATH
9 - 13 February
THE BIKE SHED THEATRE, EXETER
SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING
24 - 25 February
THE POINT, EASTLEIGH
THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE, LONDON
THE OLD MARKET, BRIGHTON
13 - 16 April
SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL, LONDON
Details and tickets: VERITYSTANDEN.COM
Mmm Hmmm is a playful, poignant musical journey shaped by three exceptional female voices jumping between sound worlds and lyrical styles.
Using intricate vocal techniques and rich harmony, Mmm Hmmm holds a magnifying glass up to snapshots of everyday life. One moment a fragile apology, the next a perilous trip to the First Great Western buffet car…Verity Standen’s original a cappella songs evoke the awkward, heartrending and hilarious moments that characterise what it means to be human.
★★★★ Broadway Baby:
‘Mmm Hmmm BLENDS ACAPELLA MUSIC, THEATRE AND MOVEMENT TO CREATE SOMETHING BRAND NEW AND UTTERLY THRILLING.’
‘Mmm Hmmm FORCES US TO LISTEN AGAIN WITH PRICKED UP EARS TO THE MUNDANE AND THE EVERYDAY… SURPRISE FOLLOWS SURPRISE, ALL DELIVERED WITH UTTER CHARM.’
‘A PAEAN TO THE WONDERS OF THE HUMAN VOICE.’
Composed and directed by Verity Standen.
In collaboration with Ellie Showering and Dominie Hooper.
With additional creative input from Dan Canham, Emma Williams and Ira Brand.
Performed in 2016 by Verity Standen, Ellie Showering and Jannah Warlow.
Produced by Tom Spencer
Film by Paul Blakemore