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after birth 

This is a recovery story.

Ann and her new-born have been detained without trial on a medieval plague island. Betrayed by family, sectioned and lactating, Ann is surrounded by grotesque doctors under the light of a blood red moon. This is the world of Ann’s mind. Imaginatively staged, and packed with camaraderie, humour and original live music, after birth is a story of hope.

This life-affirming new play is rooted in real life testimonies of women who experienced psychosis after the birth of their babies.

Maiden Moor Productions

Writer: Zena Forster

Director: Grace Duggan

Designer: Sascha Gilmour

Lighting Designer: Will Alder

Photography: Cam Harle Photo

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