“Do you know what’s wrong with this country? Cowardice. No one’s brave enough to stand up and say what’s obvious. Some women should not be allowed to have children”.
Chloe’s speed dating for a sperm donor. Angus is sterilising unsuitable women. A psychiatrist signs the papers. A mother is sedated. A baby is taken away. Maisie clings to the fantasy of her nuclear family.
24 playlets. 31 characters. 6 actors. A series of seemingly unrelated scenes accumulate in Rachel Besser’s new play, Eggs. This is a dark, fast-paced mosaic of modern parenthood, family life and the disturbing effect it can have on the child.
Playwright: Rachel Besser
Playwright and paediatrician, Rachel Besser, has been part of the New Writers Programme at the Royal Court Theatre, London, and is currently continuing the development of her writing as part of the Criterion Theatre, New Writing programme.
Director: Louisa Wilde
The director, Louisa Wilde, created her own theatre company, Tree Shadow Theatre Co, in 2013 when she took her production, Last Embrace to the Edinburgh Fringe and on tour.
We will be holding a short Q&A after each performance with the writer. Please join us. Your feedback matters to us, and will be used to develop the play.
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions). Age restriction 12+
Running time approx. 60 minutes (no interval)
Q&A approx. 30 minutes
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