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Stage Mum

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A book for every parent who has thought about encouraging — or pushing — their child towards stage, television or celluloid; for every grown-up who wanted to audition and wasn’t allowed to, and for anyone interested in the consequences when showbiz happens to nice, ordinary people.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by Hutchinson
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Ms Joanne
Mar 28, 2016 Ms Joanne rated it it was amazing
I love The Sound of Music, watched the 'Maria' shows and of course went to see the production at the London Palladium. Several years ago I read an excerpt of this online, and it was on the to-read list (which is very long and I've forgotten most of them).
The author, Lisa Gee reminds me of the way I write, and how I would if I was ever in this position (and I can't imagine I would - my daughter shows zero enthusiasm for anything like this) - but also, how much your life goes on hold for your chi
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Sharon
Jul 29, 2011 Sharon added it
Great book, that not only tells the tale of Lisa's journey as a new 'stage mum', but also goes into detail of what it is really like to have a child start out and be a child performer.

I liked the behind the scenes details of the routines and regulations, and that the truthof the matter is, it is not all glamour and joy, especially for the parents who do most of the running around and having to put up with all types of set backs and run arounds while their child gets the glory.

It will certainly m
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Alannah Woods
Jul 25, 2012 Alannah Woods rated it really liked it
As a performing myself it was interesting to see how it affects parents and family, considering I have experienced it first hand with my own.
I found myself thinking about my mum when I was reading and can imagine some of the content going through her head.
Very insightful and well written and researched:) I fell in love with Dora and her antics :)
Michelle
Nov 11, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was an interesting look into the world of theatre.
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