Verity Standen in association with Tobacco Factory Theatres - Mmm Hmmm

Chapter Arts Centre


Mmm Hmmm. A playful, poignant musical journey shaped by three exceptional female voices jumping between sound worlds and lyrical styles.


Using intricate vocal techniques and rich harmony, Mmm Hmmm holds a magnifying glass up to snapshots of everyday life. One moment a fragile apology, the next a perilous trip to a train buffet car…Verity Standen’s original a cappella songs evoke the awkward, heartrending and hilarious moments that characterise what it means to be human.

Verity Standen is a Bristol-based composer and performer. Her immersive choral piece HUG won the Off West End TBC Award 2016 and is touring internationally from this summer.




‘Mmm Hmmm forces us to listen again with pricked up ears to the mundane and the everyday... surprise follows surprise, All delivered with utter charm.'   Exeunt

‘A paean to the wonders of the human voice.’  WhatsOnStage