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 are excited to return to Edinburgh with the world premiere of this fiercely funny solo show, interlaced with punchy choreography and an electrifying original soundtrack. 

Following warmly received previews in May and June 2022 at Theatre Royal Plymouth and Theatre Royal Bath.

Find out more and book your tickets:

3rd - 29th August 2022 - Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2pm @ Baby Grand, Pleasance




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 wonderful...an 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