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Me, Mum & Dusty Springfield

What I'm going to tell you now won't be easy to say .....

about the show

Mary is getting ready for the scattering of her mother’s ashes. It’s not quite what she had in mind, but that’s down to her mother’s dying wish – or should that be final demand? 

Me, Mum and Dusty Springfield is a black comedy sprinkled with Dusty lyrics and coated with a song or two. This one woman show reflects upon the bond that binds mothers & daughters together, people who are not quite what they seem and how we cope with loss when it’s just too late.

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After a work in progress during Blue at the Royal Exchange Manchester, the show went on to enjoy a sell out Edinburgh Festival at the Assembly in 2009 and toured Nationally during 2010 supported by The Lowry, Salford.


After a period of re-rehearsal the work toured the West Midlands in 2013/4 with support from the Core @ Corby Cube.


written & performed Stephanie Ridings

directed - Chris Suddworth

production - Tom Langford

producer - Sharon Foster


“A very funny yet poignant examination of the ties that bind. Stephanie Ridings’ writing and performance deliver humour and pathos in abundance.” Porl Cooper – Theatre Programmer, The Lowry.

“Funny & poignant, great actress, great piece.” Harriet Webb – Centre Director, New Forest Arts


“I love this…. I sobbed like a baby.” Broadway Baby

“A heartfelt performance, peppered with sharp Northern wit.” The Metro


“Witty and it hits the spot.” Musical Theatre Matters

“Fantastic and fully energized, wonderfully acted show”. USA Weekend Today 

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