Show about motherhood dilemmas by Deptford company performs in Woolwich before going to Edinburgh Fringe

A theatre company will be performing a show baby-go-round before taking it up to the Edinburgh Festival in August.

The show by A Drunken Sailor is a cabaret style dark comedy about the joys and pains of being – or not being – a mother.
It explores issues of fertility, motherhood, the pressures society places on women to become mothers and the choices modern women face.

The show is based on personal experiences, with the actors sharing their fertility stories.

The audience is welcomed on board the fertility flight and taken on a roller coaster journey exploring the joys and pains of being – or not being – a mother.  
The cabaret-style comedy show was devised by the company of women using their personal experiences of parenthood choices.

Time is ticking for Kate to have a baby….. how far will she go to make it work?
Georgia has a baby on board and wants everyone to know. Amy just wants to be
able to feed her baby.
baby-go-round is a roller coaster comedy about the pressure on women to have
children, the struggle to conceive and society’s obsession with being a good
A Drunken Sailor was formed in 2013. Its mission is to provide robust,
enthralling theatre anytime, anywhere. Using playback impro, they play back
people’s stories and then devise cabaret style shows inspired by this.
Performers’ stories:
Lesley Cook underwent four IVF cycles on the NHS before giving birth to her son. While working on the project, though, she fell pregnant naturally with her daughter.
Kelda Holmes sought treatment privately at the age of 44 and was told the chance of a live birth outcome was two per cent. Amazingly the 2nd cycle of IVF resulted in the birth of her son, Barney.
The Artisitic Director of the company lives in Deptford and one of the performers lives in Woolwich.

The show is at Under 1 Roof down in The Royal Arsenal on 12 July at 7:30. It is 1 hour long and a bar is available.

Ticket prices: £10.00 / concessions £8.00
Venues box office: 020 3247 4417/
Suitable for for 14+: contains strong language and mature themes.

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