top of page
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




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


'An impressive performance. Precise yet playful...fluid and faultless. A fittingly finessed production."​​

— THE STAGE by Fergus Morgan

'A searingly honest feminist persepective. Blisteringly honest...I'd go out of my way to catch Popelei's next show. '​​

— LYN GARDNER (Stage Door)

'An important piece of theatre.'​​

— BROADWAY WORLD by Christiana Rose

'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

'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

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

— THE PLAY'S THE THING by Bryony Rae Taylor

bottom of page