Things Beginning With M

Production Description

Toured Autumn 2012. Funded by The Arts Council of Wales.

An experimental production, exploration and collaboration between new writing, movement, visual art and comedy. Things Beginning with M was a new piece of work from an original idea by Yvonne Murphy which looked at how women speak to each other and tell each other the stories which help us to map our way through womanhood. The production used real women’s stories & testimonies. A pilot performance (funded by Arts Council of Wales) played to sell-out audiences in June 2010 at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff and The Windsor Pub, Penarth.

Following the success of the pilot an Autumn Tour of Things Beginning with M, funded by the Arts Council of Wales, sold out.

It toured London, Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Swansea and Narberth.

Cabaret Style and in the Round. Requires a flexible studio style space. Preferred Audience Capacity 100-150


  • Jessica Hayles
  • Lynn Hunter
  • Catriona James
  • MC Taylor Glenn

The Omidaze Creative & Production Team:

  • Producer / Director: Yvonne Murphy
  • Writer: Emily Steel
  • Movement Director: Sarah Hall
  • Visual Artists: Cath Rive & Katie Rigby

Arts Council of Wales


“High energy and hilarious from the off but equally willing to sit down and discuss life’s daily trials with unswerving honesty if this play were a person it would be the perfect friend…Whether it’s men, money, marriage or mothers this challenging production tackles subjects which are the very stuff of life.” – Morning Star London Nov 2012

“Director Yvonne Murphy possess the bravery to deal with sensitive and taboo subjects in an appropriate manner: Things Beginning With M astounding it’s audience at yet another sold out show” – Buzz magazine Nov 2012