Raven

Still Hungry

21 Jan 23 Jan
“In German, we have this saying: ‘raven mother’. Neglectful, selfish. I’m afraid people say this behind my back.”

Am I strict enough? Am I away too much? Did I breastfeed for long enough? Should I be back in shape by now?
Did I want this?
Am I still myself?
Do they call me raven mother?

This fresh, forceful, feminist new work breaks down the crippling self-doubt and social expectations of modern mothers – whether to return to work or stay at home, whether to sacrifice or preserve themselves.

In this 2019 Edinburgh ‘Fringe First’ winner from Germany, Berlin circus collective Still Hungry reveal the uncomfortable dark sides of their own motherhood in this mix of aerial circus and physical theatre.

Laced with humorous insight and told through personal experience and world-class aerial skills, Raven shines a spotlight on dilemmas faced by every working mother. Pitch-perfect in combining language and movement, the result is thoughtful and thrilling circus-theatre.


Part of the London International Mime Festival 2020, the capital's longest established international theatre season, spanning the spectrum of contemporary visual performance.

Duration: 55 mins
Age Guidance: 8+
After-show discussion: Tue 21 Jan
BSL-intepreted performance: Wed 22 Jan

Cover image by Daniel Porsdorf

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