Mmm Hmmm


Mmm Hmmm is a playful, poignant musical journey shaped by three exceptional female voices jumping between sound worlds and lyrical styles.

Using intricate vocal techniques and rich harmony, Mmm Hmmm holds a magnifying glass up to snapshots of everyday life. One moment a fragile apology, the next a perilous trip to the First Great Western buffet car…Verity Standen’s original acapella songs evoke the awkward, heartrending and hilarious moments that characterise what it means to be human.

★★★★ WhatsOnStage:
‘A paean to the wonders of the human voice’

★★★★ Broadway Baby:
‘Mmm Hmmm blends a cappella music, theatre and movement to create something brand new and utterly thrilling.’

Composed and directed by Verity Standen
Originally devised with Ellie Showering and Dominie Hooper
Performed in 2016 by Verity Standen, Ellie Showering and Jannah Warlow
Additional creative input from Emma Williams, Ira Brand and Dan Canham

Costume by Harriet de Winton
Lighting by James Mackenzie
Photos by Paul Blakemore

Produced by Tom Spencer

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