after birth

after birth

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after birth

March 11, 2022
Theatre
Maiden Moor Productions
The placenta is hitting the fan.

Holiday-camp entertainer Ann has the banter, the gags, the songs. But she's just had a baby. And she's developed psychosis. In an age of patriarchy. Oh sh**! 

‘A powerhouse story told with clarity, wit and integrity’
DAILY INFORMATION 

Betrayed by family, sectioned and lactating, Ann and her newborn have been detained without trial on a medieval plague island. We are inside the world of Ann’s head – when she's scared, we're scared, when she sees the funny side we're laughing. Winner of the North Wall Oxford’s Propeller Award, this dark new comedy is rooted in the recovery stories of the many resilient, funny women who experienced psychosis after the birth of their babies and fearlessly shared their stories with the production. Imaginatively staged, with elements of stand-up comedy, a dynamic sound design and original music, ‘after birth’ is a story of recovery and hope.

“What a joy”
RUTH CARNEY @DIRECTORRUTH

Grace Duggan is an award-winning theatre director with credits including: Lysistrata (Creative Disruption, Arcola), Little Love Orange (Theatre 503) Asst: What If If Only (Royal Court), Ivan and the Dogs (Young Vic).

AGE SUITABILITY: 15+
RUNNING TIME: 80 minutes, no interval
CONTENT WARNINGS: Contains strong language and themes of sex, suicide and mental health
after birth

after birth

March 11, 2022
Theatre
Maiden Moor Productions
The placenta is hitting the fan. Holiday-camp entertainer Ann has the banter, the gags, the songs. But she's just had a baby. And she's developed psychosis. In an age of patriarchy. Oh sh**!  ‘A powerhouse story told with clarity, wit and integrity’ DAILY INFORMATION  Betrayed by family, sectioned and lactating, Ann and her newborn have been detained without trial on a medieval plague island. We are inside the world of Ann’s head – when she's scared, we're scared, when she sees the funny side we're laughing. Winner of the North Wall Oxford’s Propeller Award, this dark new comedy is rooted in the recovery stories of the many resilient, funny women who experienced psychosis after the birth of their babies and fearlessly shared their stories with the production. Imaginatively staged, with elements of stand-up comedy, a dynamic sound design and original music, ‘after birth’ is a story of recovery and hope. “What a joy” RUTH CARNEY @DIRECTORRUTH Grace Duggan is an award-winning theatre director with credits including: Lysistrata (Creative Disruption, Arcola), Little Love Orange (Theatre 503) Asst: What If If Only (Royal Court), Ivan and the Dogs (Young Vic). AGE SUITABILITY: 15+ RUNNING TIME: 80 minutes, no intervalCONTENT WARNINGS: Contains strong language and themes of sex, suicide and mental health

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