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PUSH: Live

This is the story of a woman staring down the barrel of motherhood, torn between her own ambivalence…and an uncontrollable urge to push. A mischievous look at (un)maternal instinct, by one increasingly knocked up performer. 


Popelei return from Edinburgh Fringe with this fiercely funny solo show, interlaced with punchy choreography and an electrifying original soundtrack. 


"Impressive performance"
★★★★ The Stage

"An important piece of theatre"

★★★★ Broadway World

Thursday 13th October @ Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol


Friday 4th November @ North Wall, Oxford




Tamsin Hurtado Clarke



Scarlett Plouviez


Composer & Sound Designer

Santiago Jara Astaburuaga

Lighting Designer

Claire Childs

Assistant Director

Anja Kulessa


The Other Richard

Penelope Saward

Chloe Nelkin Consulting

REVIEWS from VAULT Festival 2020

'An engaging, expressive performance... this is a show that captures the blizzard of feelings parents have for their as-yet-unborn children.'​​

— THE GUARDIAN by Chris Wiegand

'Clarke is bloody enchanting raconteur. It's an exceptional piece of new writing.'​​

— THE PLAY'S THE THING by Bryony Rae Taylor

'The sparse staging is a real standout - it's simplistic yet stylish. This is all helped enormously by the superb lighting design by Claire Childs and sound design by Santiago Jara Astaburuaga.'


— UPPER CIRCLE by Tess Kennedy

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