Theatre / Performance
Scaled matrophobia fringe16  1

Matrophobia /mætrəʊˈfəʊbɪə/ noun: the fear of becoming one's mother.

Haven't called your Mother in a while? The umbilical cord was cut long ago but this relationship is for life, whether you like it (or not). She carried you for nine months. She fed you. She clothed you. Friending her on Facebook is not a lot to ask now, is it? Four daughters delve deep into the beauties, horrors, complexities and extremities of mother-daughter relationships.

Expect real-life stories, tears and truths with just a touch of motherly guilt in this brutally honest new work. Embrace where you came from and don't be afraid to look yourself in the mirror and walk a mile in a pair of your mother's most sensible strappy sandals. Matrophobia! is a show made by women for all those born of women who are ready to explore that most fragile and tenuous relationship.

Don't be afraid to confront your fears, we're here for you. Even if we're the ones you're afraid of.

Presented by:
The Daughters Collective

The Daughters Collective is a group of women summoned together by their need to find a forum to explore their experiences of womanhood and relationships in our modern age. They are prompted by a desire to open up a dialogue between generations and challenge ideas of social roles and conventions. They borrow from film, literature, genre, iconography, history and media in this exploration.

They are not afraid to touch, to overwhelm, to assert, to probe, to play, to mock, to render themselves vulnerable or to make claim to spaces they have yet to occupy.

The Daughters Collective: breaking new ground, healing wounds and perfecting the art of making a Vegemite sandwich.

Season has ended at this space


Studio at Bakehouse Theatre

255 Angas Street, Adelaide, 5000, SA


Studio at Bakehouse Theatre

255 Angas Street, Adelaide, 5000, SA

Content Warnings

Coarse Language: Mild

Sexual References: Mild

Age Suitability: M

Nudity Level: Mild

Depicts Violence: Mild

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