Wiping My Mother’s Arse is a foul-mouthed pitch-black comedy about love and truth, and leaving without saying goodbye.
Besotted by her carer Larry, elderly Andrene dreams about getting her first grandchild and leaving the nursing home. Things could be looking up for her when her son Derek returns home for a visit with his new girlfriend Kath. But will Kath consent to having Derek’s children, particularly if she uncovers the details of his mysterious history with Larry?
Everyone except Derek has been convinced by The Shinane Schultz Show that they can get some kind of closure from confronting the past, but he just wants to get away from it. Wiping My Mother’s Arse brings together four wildly disparate characters, all determined to take control of their lives and destinies. The play premiered in 2001 at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.