Pram Talk is a timely, authentic and entertaining dramatic monologue which follows a new mum who has kept her baby a secret from the toxic father.
Dancer turned teacher, the complex Bronte has pressure coming at her from all sides: her mum with her (un)helpful news clippings about parenting, her boss who seems to be trying to get rid of her, her mental health team chasing her up about medication and an unopened letter that threatens to unravel everything she is working towards.
Meanwhile, the soundtrack of her youth reminds Bronte of her old life of fun, bringing back memories of her best friend who she hasn’t spoken to in a while. Can Bronte live up to the social media image of new motherhood? Can she forge new friendships and rebuild old ones? Can she learn to be happy again amid the overwhelming rage, worry and responsibility of this new life?
As uplifting as it is enlightening, Bronte’s moving and intelligent story is told with wit and humour, whilst confronting some of the big issues facing women and m/others in the UK today.
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Pram Talk is one of the chosen pieces for the RSC’s 37 Plays Project.
Content Warning: Includes references to coercive control and perinatal mental health.
Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 19:45.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance.
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.