Mabel Green is a forgotten singer-songwriter from the golden era of soul and Motown, now residing in a council flat in Basford, Nottingham. An agony aunt for her local community, Mrs Green self-medicates her arthritis with home-grown marijuana, and eases the troubles of her many friends with the songs of her riotous past. On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, she’s invited the whole gang round for one last hurrah.
With original songs inspired by the soul and Motown era performed in their entirety by the on-stage cast, you’ll laugh, cry and be singing Mrs Green songs long after you’ve left.
Mrs Green (Ben Welch) exists as an entity entirely separate to the production itself. Becoming something of a local celebrity in Nottingham, Mabel performed a rap battle at the Mouthy Poets’ Say Sum Fin 9 event at Nottingham Playhouse. She often performs to packed out crowds at some of Nottingham’s best-loved music festivals, including Hockley Hustle and Waterfront Festival.
Catch her out on the town at one of her monthly events at Stealth vs Rescue, hosting bingo, karaoke, and dating show-esque events, complete with her naughty sense of humour.
Mrs Green: The Musical performed at The Corner from 16-19 July, 2013, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013, Nottingham Playhouse in October 2014 and the Leicester Curve in April 2015. All were sell-out shows.
Mrs Green has had a quiet summer, but will be back with one of her bangin’ bingo nights at the Leicester Comedy Festival on Thursday 16 February at The Queen of Bradgate.
“Mrs Green’s little Basford flat bursts into life so slickly with expert performances from the cast… I’ve never seen an audience simultaneously laugh and cry so hard.” *****
“Sheep Soup Theatre Company has assembled a cast of incredibly talented singers.”
“…The sense of community and mutual support is there together with much squabbling, humour and zestful vitality.“ ****
“Disarmingly heart-warming” *****
Nottingham Evening Post
“I love this… a wonderful and truly endearing piece” *****
“Hairspray meets Driving Miss Daisy… had the audience singing for more.”
BBC Learning, East Midlands
“Superbly written and performed… truly heart-warming”