The Scummy Mummies in Cornwall


Last month I went with a friend to watch The Scummy Mummies show at the Guildhall in St Ives after being invited by Mothers of CornwallThe Unique Cornish Event Company and Laureate Communications.


Poster featuring Scummy Mummies


The Scummy Mummies Show.

An evening of comedy for less-than-perfect parents.

Following their sell-out UK tour, comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson are bringing their popular comedy show to Cornwall for the very first time. The show covers a wide range of parenting topics, from pelvic floors and play-dates to farting and fish fingers. Expect songs, sketches, stand-up and very scummy stories!

Based on the UK’s No.1 Kids and Family Podcast, as recommended by The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and BBC’s Woman’s Hour.

This event was organised by Mothers of Cornwall, Laureate Communications and The Unique Cornish Event Company.


The Guildhall stage St Ives


The event in St Ives raised funds for The Cornwall Birth and Baby Appeal (BABA), which supports developments, enhancements and additions in both maternity and neonatal care. There was a raffle to help raise extra funds as well.


The Guildhall was set up with lots of tables and chairs around them, rather than just lots of seats in rows. It made for a more relaxed atmosphere and it meant that we ended up talking to some of the other people on our table, which was lovely.


The Scummy Mummies on stage


That’s actually part of what the events organised through Mothers of Cornwall are about, giving parents more social activities and chances to make friends. If you live in Cornwall you should definitely keep an eye on the events page on the Mothers of Cornwall website and follow them on social media, to keep an eye out for future events.


The Scummy Mummies were hilarious, with their own slightly risqué form of comedy and colourful array of tight jumpsuits. Their shows probably aren’t for you if you’re easily offended ha, but their take on the imperfect side of parenting was really funny.


The Scummy Mummies on stage in Cornwall


In a World where social media shows us the supposed ‘perfect’ parents a lot of the time, it was refreshing to not only hear jokes about their own parenting experiences that were less than perfect, but also to see so many people in the audience nodding and agreeing with what they were saying.


Minus a poor Dad or two who were the focus of a few targeted jokes, but whom took it really well and even joined in. The Scummy Mummies do some singing during their shows and as you can maybe (possibly… ha) tell from the photo below, one of their songs was Dirty Dancing related.


The Scummy Mummies Dirty Dancing


I was sooo in love with Patrick Swayze when I first watched that film as a tween/teen. The Scummy Mummies’ version didn’t have quite the same effect on me, but it was funny.


If you see the Scummy Mummies are doing a show near you soon, get a group of friends together and go, you’ll definitely leave smiling.


Stevie x



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  1. 8 August 2018 / 11:22 am

    That does look like a great show – will try and get a group to go to the Christmas show near me I think :)

  2. 9 August 2018 / 9:32 am

    I had the pleasure of seeing them at a blog conference a few years ago and they were brilliant. They crack me up over on instagram stories, and would love to watch a full show one day x