A motherhood tale with a twist
Reviewed at Holden Street Theatres on 13 February 2019
Presented by Stephen Joseph Theatre and Tara Finney Productions
Serena Manteghi is a talented actress and Christopher York has written a great script and this production, which won the 2018 Edingburgh Fringe Award, has a strong message, but it lost me in a few places. The pace is furious and the commitment of the performer complete in telling this motherhood tale with a twist.
From the panic of a newly pregnant underage teenager through the trials of childbirth to the eventual loss of a child who gains independence, the roller coaster journey has it all. Just occasionally this teenager/mother becomes a little annoying and loses the connection (with me at least). The script is thought provoking and challenges perceptions opening up some interesting ideas.
Directed by Paul Robinson on a minimal set designed by Helen Coyston, this play has a lot going for it and it is certainly energising and often compelling. The character’s defiance and determination will certainly hook many audience members in and it is well worth a look!
Reviewed by Fran Edwards
Venue: Holden Street Theatres – The Studio
Season: 12 Feb – 17 Mar 2019
Tickets: $18 -$28