7 September - 22 October 2016
★★★★★ ‘Effortlessly moving. Joyful, sobering and spellbinding.’ Londonist ★★★★★ ‘A story that deserves to be heard and seen’ londontheatre1 ★★★★...
3 September – 4 October
“Boasts one of the strongest comedy ensembles you’ll see this year”
“Sparky dialogue, cracking gags and a quartet of attractive performances”
West End Frame
THE PATH TO PARENTHOOD ISN’T ALWAYS STRAIGHT
Andrea and her wife Caroline have it all: great jobs, a loving relationship and a new home. There’s just one thing missing: a baby. Amidst the drink-sodden traditions of a family Christmas, they have an idea: if nature can’t give them a child that shares both their genes, perhaps Andrea’s under-achieving brother Jimmy can? When he and his girlfriend Sharon agree, the four are forced closer than any family expects to be. Will this be the perfect solution? Or a recipe for disaster?
This hilarious new comedy offers a fresh take on family, tradition and procreation, questioning not only why we have children, but how.
Ben Ockrent’s credits include Olivier-nominated Honey for The Great Game: Afghanistan (Tricycle Theatre & US tour), Dust starring Alan Rickman (BAFTA long-list) and The Secrets (Working Title/BBC1).
Tamara Harvey’s credits include From Here To Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre), In The Vale of Health (Hampstead Theatre) and The Kitchen Sink (Bush Theatre). Part of the One Stage Season for emerging producers