An improvised play exploring the magic and misery of motherhood.

"Mothers is a remarkable fete of theatrical honesty that is equally as heart-breaking as it is fun."

LeeAnn Johnson

Featuring the true personal stories of mothers, daughters of mothers, sons of mothers and friends of mothers this show has been hailed as "a beautiful example of social, cultural and emotional catharsis through theater".

Mothers is part of our Spontaneous Showcase, where five experienced directors present their work with a cast of festival participants brought together for one night only. Across the week every cast, crew, and production will come together in unique combinations, creating spontaneous comedy and theatre every single night. With these incredible improvisors and directors from all around New Zealand (and the world!), you’re in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat every time.

The Creative Team 

Festival Director: Jennifer O'Sullivan
Producer: Clare Kerrison

New Zealand Improv Festival is delighted to be supported by WCC Creative Communities and the New Zealand Improv Trust.

Season Pass

Hungry for as much improv as you can get? For just $39 full price or $30 concession, grab a Season Pass for three shows in the NZ Improv Festival. Just choose from ImprodomeThe VillageThe Restaurant#hashtagThe Curse of BlahblahlandMothersShibuya Scramble CrossingDon't See This Show AloneThe Improv Show at The End of the WorldPlot Mess or New Zealand vs The World - do it all in one night or spread your joy across the festival!

Accessibility

*Access to The Heyday Dome is via stairs, so please contact the BATS Box Office at least 24 hours in advance if you have accessibility requirements so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Read more about accessibility at BATS.