West Australian Premiere

19 weeks

Theatre / Site Specific
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Winner: Best Theatre Award, Adelaide Fringe 2017.
Winner: Weekly John Chataway Innovation Award, Adelaide Fringe 2017.

In 2016, playwright Emily Steel had a termination after her baby was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. This is her story. It's sad and funny, familiar and surprising, not self-righteous or guilt-ridden but complex and truthful. Come sit by the pool, put your feet in the water, and listen.

Directed by Daisy Brown (Green Room Award-winner for Mutzenball), peformed by Tiffany Lyndall Knight (the Hybrid in Battlestar Galactica) and composed by Mario Spate (aka electronic producer Badcop).

"unflinchingly honest" The Guardian, 2017
"utterly exceptional, imperative work" ★★★★★ Great Scott!, 2017
"We leave, changed. This is what theatre is about" ★★★★★ GlamAdelaide, 2017

Presented by:
The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights & Emily Steel

Emily Steel is originally from Wales and has lived in Adelaide since 2010. She has written for stage and radio in Australia and the UK. Her work in Australia includes: 19 weeks (Adelaide Fringe 2017 Best Theatre Award, Weekly John Chataway Innovation Award), Sepia for RiAus (Adelaide Fringe 2012 Tour Ready Award), Rocket Town (Adelaide Fringe 2011 inSPACE Award), and an adaptation of Ben Jonson’s Volpone for State Theatre Company of South Australia. The Child, a work in progress, was part of the 2015 National Play Festival. Her work in the UK includes: Frank and the Bear, Bite and Boom Boom for BBC Radio 4, and Station and Six for Sherman Cymru theatre. Current projects: The Persephone Project with Foul Play, a new commission with STCSA, and a radio version of 19 weeks for BBC Radio 4.

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COMO Pool at COMO The Treasury

1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth CBD, 6000, WA

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COMO Pool at COMO The Treasury

1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth CBD, 6000, WA


COMO Pool at COMO The Treasury

1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth CBD, 6000, WA

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60 min

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: M

Coarse Language: Strong


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