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.

after birth was selected as The North Wall’s Propeller Platform production in 2020.

The Propeller programme at The North Wall provides practical support for the development of exciting new work which begins its life in Oxfordshire, supporting brilliant companies and artists in the region who deserve to have their work seen by a wider audience.

Maiden Moor Productions

Writer: Zena Forster

Director: Grace Duggan

Designer: Sascha Gilmour

Lighting Designer: Will Alder

Photography: Cam Harle Photo