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Emotional roller-coaster
“Emotional roller-coaster”
An emotional rollercoaster through one woman's experience of pregnancy and childbirth, there were harrowing moments and hilarious moments and we were there with her every step of the way. As a midwife I can say that Michelle's experience was not unusual, but every birth is a unique and powerful experience for the mother and baby. We should tell our stories. Tell them to anyone who will listen, because birth, as magical as it is, is also an everyday miracle.
Reviewed by Alison L.
07 February 2022
Greatest of all time
“Greatest of all time”
Brilliantly told story of a mothers journey through childbirth under the constraints of a patriarchal culture, and in-turn silencing of a women’s voice in a situation that requires deep listening & action in response to her mother birthing experience. Mitchell’s telling performance demonstrates the consequences of this dynamic and shows an ever repetitive example of an unwillingness to listen, born from a position of privilege.
Reviewed by Nari L.
01 February 2022
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Review by Claire Trolio | 27 January 2022

Battling her way through birth plans, an understaffed British National Health Service, belligerent in-laws, an absent partner and unexpected complications, Michelle Hall brings the story of her son’s birth to the State Theatre Centre stage in her one-woman show The Dirty Mother...