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Review: Invisible Thread - The Station, Bristol

Spud and I were lucky enough to attend a work-in-progress performance, from the Bristol-based theatre company Can’t Sit Still.
The work, Invisible Thread, is a part-devised, part-improvised performance, intended for mums and their pre-crawling babies; based around physical theatre, circus, music, and storytelling, and drawing on the Mexican Cerrada ceremony. The show aims to be immersive and intimate, and ‘explore the connection between mother and baby and aims to have a positive effect on maternal mental health and well being.’ The company are all mothers themselves, which lent a beautiful note to the piece.
Spud has a habit of sleeping, or eating, through many of the supposedly fun things I take her to, and this was – for the most part – no different. However, the contrast with this work was that it was just as much for me, as a mum, as it was for her; the Cerrada ceremony, from which this work takes inspiration, intends to heal and celebrate the woman as mother, and strengthen the bo…

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