Scummy Mummies

Presented by Scummy Mummies

Join The Scummy Mummies plus special guest Becks Clarke for an hour of laughs for less-than-perfect parents. Bring your wine and panty liners and enjoy a funny and frank discussion about the highs and lows of modern parenthood.

The Scummy Mummies are comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson. They co-host the UK’s number one parenting podcast, and tour live comedy shows around the UK.

The podcast has been recommended by the BBC’s Woman’s Hour, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and was listed in The Guardian’s 50 best podcasts of 2016.

This live podcast is in aid of's Team Mum campaign running from Feb-Apr. Money raised during the campaign will go towards setting up pregnancy support groups for mums in rural Kenya. Find out more at

This event supports’s Team Mum appeal. We’re working to launch pregnancy support services in rural Kenya, where 1 in 26 babies die before they reach their first birthday.

VAULT Festival are contributing a percentage of ticket sales from this event to arm new mums in Kenya with vital health information and medical support. You can help by donating to Team Mum when you book online or in person at the venue. This appeal is supported by UK Aid Match which means if you give before 30 April, your donation will be doubled by the UK government. (Only donations to Team Mum and not contributions from ticket sales are eligible for UK Aid Match, but it all supports the Team Mum appeal!)

Theatre & Performance
20:30 07 Mar
The Horse & Stables
1hr 00m
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About the company

Scummy Mummies

The Scummy Mummies comedy duo host a fortnightly chat show for less-than-perfect parents and perform live shows around the UK. The podcast has been recommended by The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times and featured on Radio 4's Woman's Hour. ​
"Hilarious" - Broadway Baby. ​"Likeably straight-talking" - The Telegraph. "Very Funny" - The Guardian.


The Scummy Mummies Podcast is the love child of comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson. The pair are very proud to be raising money for Vault Fesitval's charity partner; Team Mum!

Press & Reviews

The Scummy Mummies have featured on Lorraine ITV, BBC's Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4, Sunrise Weekend (Aus), The Morning Show (Aus), The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, Metro, The Evening Standard, Glamour Magazine, Kin Magazine, Smallish Magazine, Sky News, London Live and BBC World Service.

The Scummy Mummies Podcast was featured in The Guardian's "The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016".
"Gregarious and likeably straight-talking" - The Telegraph
"Very funny" - The Guardian
"Utterly Brilliant" - Camp Bestival
"The two bounce off each other perfectly... Hilarious" - Broadway Baby
"Plenty of universal appeal... Make time to check out these mummies while they are still scummy" - Kangrooviews
"Our audiences love the Scummy Mummies, they are charming and hilarious. They really won the crowds over at Caversham Festival 2015 and we are thrilled they were part of Theatre Corner" - Liz Allum, Beautiful Creatures Theatre
"We were really impressed by the professionalism of the Scummy Mummies. They were so easy to work with and they evidently put in a lot of hard work to ensure the show was a success. Our audience absolutely loved their performance - you could hear giggles and squeals of enjoyment all around." - Ellie Rogers, organiser, Blythe Hill Festival 2015