Mother Clap's Molly House

23 - 26 Jun

By Mark Ravenhill | Music by Matthew Scott

Mother Clap's Molly House

23 - 26 Jun

Director Philip Engleheart
Musical Director David Keefe
Movement Director Emily Holt
Set and Costume Designer Dora Schweitzer
Lighting Designer Mark Dymock
Sound Designer
Michael Livermore

Skipping between an 18th century Molly house and a group of men planning a raunchy party in 21st century Shoreditch, Mother Clap’s Molly House is a riotous celebration of the diversity of human sexuality, and a comment on the commodification of sex and love.

Performed by Mountview’s Third Year BA Performance – Musical Theatre students.

The play was first performed at the National’s Lyttleton Theatre on the 4th September 2001 and at the Aldwych Theatre on the 8th February 2002. The play was commissioned and presented in a workshop production by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in February 2000.

We don’t want to give away any spoilers for a show, but understand that some content may cause distress for audiences. If there are certain themes or content that you would find particularly upsetting, we encourage you to contact us before viewing to find out more about the show – please email

Mother Clap’s Molly House contains strong language, sexual content (including non-consensual activity), drugs, abortion and discrimination. Flashing light effects will be used.

Duration: 120 mins, plus a 20-minute interval

Show programme

Download a printable copy of the show programme (1.6mb)

Booking Info


Closed performances for academic assessment:
Wed 23 - Sat 26 June


Backstage Theatre, Mountview

To Book

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