The consultant has a bald head and a deep calming voice. He tells me I need to chill out, recommends acupuncture.
I very nearly acu-punch him in the face. I don’t want a spa day, I want a baby.
He doesn’t ask me if I’m banging anyone behind Pete’s back.
Alice is drowning under misguided medical advice, chirpy Insta-announcements and yet another fucking miscarriage. Stressed out and angry, Alice knows she’s not a good person. But does that mean she can’t be a good mum?
Introducing Michelle Luther as Alice, a woman struggling to navigate the absolute batshittery that is first time motherhood.
How To Have A Baby And Not Lose Your Shit is a cathartic play about the messy, fucked up journey that is pregnancy and baby loss written by award winning parenting blogger Kirsty Smith (@eehbahmum) based on her Amazon Motherhood Top 5 Best selling book of the same name.
Directed by star of stage and screen Lucy Speed.
CAST & CREATIVES
Written by Kirsty Smith
Performed by Michelle Luther
Directed by Lucy Speed