Verity Standen

Verity Standen’s work as a composer and performer explores the human voice and how it can be celebrated and transformed through live performance.

Her most recent work Mmm Hmmm is a new piece of a cappella song theatre. The show is a playful, poignant musical journey shaped by three exceptional female voices: Verity Standen, Ellie Showering and Dominie Hooper. 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 the First Great Western buffet car…Verity Standen’s original songs evoke the awkward, heartrending and hilarious moments that characterise what it means to be human. The show has enjoyed critically acclaimed performances at the Edinburgh Festival, in London and in Bristol. Mmm Hmmm is due to be recorded and released as an album later this year.


★★★★ ‘Mmm Hmmm blends a cappella music, theatre and movement to create something brand new and utterly thrilling.’ Broadway Baby

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

‘Standen’s surprising, ingenious compositions force us to hear the human voice in ways not previously imagined’ Catherine Love, Exeunt