Recalling Mother (Brisbane)

Past Productions & Events

Presented by Checkpoint Theatre
in collaboration with Brisbane Festival and Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
as part of Brisbane Festival 2016

Co-produced by CultureLink Singapore

Wed 21 – Sat 24 September 2016 at The Loft, Theatre Republic, QUT Creative Industries

Long-time friends Claire Wong and Noorlinah Mohamed would often talk about their mothers and the complexities of living – and not living – with them. One mother is Cantonese-speaking and impetuous; the other speaks Malay and is quietly stubborn. Both are wonderful cooks.

With each performance (in 2006, 2009, 2015, and now 2016), Claire and Noorlinah revise the show. As they and their mothers grow older, new stories are added, while stories they were not ready to tell are now told in full.

Poignant and funny, Recalling Mother celebrates the joys and challenges of motherhood and daughterhood.

Photo credit: Joel Lim @ Calibre Pictures