chosen-flierSaltmine Theatre Company presents the inspiring life of Mary Sumner and Mothers’ Union. Navigating motherhood has never been easy and in Victorian Britain the challenge was a lonely one. In 1876 on the birth of her first grandchild Mary Sumner was moved by the lack of help and guidance offered to mothers and their families. She was inspired to champion the importance of parenthood, faith in God and mutual support. Together with her husband and close friends she began to create a community of mothers from all social classes. Chosen is a moving story of compassion, faith and the inspiring force a company of women can be in a community, nation and the world. “Together, supporting one another, with the help and grace of God I believe we can calm each other when we feel afraid, strengthen one another when we are weak and work together to raise our children to the glory of God and to raise the home life of this nation.” Mothers’ Union is now an international organisation in over 80 countries with over 4 million members.


This performance can be repeated twice in a day, if desired.

Tour dates: 13th May – 21st June, 3rd – 16th July 2017

£690 + travel donation (based on mileage).
This books a team of five professionals including a technician to set up, perform and pack down, the use of Saltmine’s technical equipment and publicity for the show.

Please contact Joanna Bell on 01384 454807 or on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Chosen 2017 dates
TIME VENUE                           
Saturday 13th May
10:30am and 2:30pm Bishop Hannington Memorial Church, Nevill Avenue, Hove, BN3 7NH FREE
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Saturday 10th June
N/A Peace Memorial Hall, Stafford Invitation only
Tuesday 20th June
2pm St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Square, Swansea, SA1 3LP £10
Call: 01792 676732
Monday 3rd July
10:30am St Luke’s Church, 61 Aylsham Road, Norwich, NR3 2HF Admission free- advance booking necessary. There will be a retiring collection
01603 882330 (Tues, Thurs, Fri 10.15 am– 2.30 pm)
Wednesday 12th July
2pm St Woolos Cathedral, Stow Hill, Newport, NP20 4EA £2 each
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