Kim and Jack are trying for a baby. Trying pretty hard. Their friends are having kids left, right and centre. A small army of doctors offer well-meaning advice but no actual answers. And nobody’s getting any younger…
But the further they go, the more they start to wonder, what is this all for? STUFFED is a brand new comedy about friendship, fertility and the choices we make.
Seriously, a comedy about fertility?
Almost everyone knows someone who has problems with making babies, even if they haven’t shared it with you yet.
1 in 6 couples in the UK has difficulty conceiving a baby, and on average 75% of IVF cycles will fail. It’s an industry built on a lot of hope, a little science and maybe, just maybe, if you’re lucky, a healthy baby at the end of it. The NHS can’t afford to help much and any other route is eye-wateringly expensive. And that’s why you have to laugh. Because if you are lucky enough to be able to raise the money, then a bill of ten thousand pounds, many, many people poking around with your insides and a shot of chicken protein in your veins starts to seem like any other Wednesday.
The more we all know the more we can laugh together, so STUFFED is the story of a couple who live through the process, the strangeness they meet on the journey and how they come out the other side.
For more on some of the fertility issues tackled in the play please visit www.fertilitynetworkuk.org
For support with the challenges of childlessness please visit www.thedovecote.org
Tuesday 6 to Saturday 17 March 2018
Post show Q & A. There will be a post show discussion about the play and the issues raised with the STUFFED creative team, chaired by Catherine Strawbridge, Fertility Network UK, on Tuesday 13 March. This is free to all who have attended that night’s performance.
Press Night – International Women’s Day Thursday 8 March | 7.30pm
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any media enquiries.
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
410 Brockley Road
or 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 fee for phone bookings only)
Performances at 7.30pm (NO performances Sunday, Monday)
Tickets: £15, £12 concessions (suitable for 14+)