19 weeks

Theatre and Physical Theatre • Site Specific
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Winner: Best Theatre Award, Adelaide Fringe 2017.

Winner: Weekly John Chataway Innovation Award, Adelaide Fringe 2017

Finalist: Ruby Awards 2017, Best Work

Finalist: Ruby Awards 2017, Arts Innovation and Enterprise

Finalist: Adelaide Critics Circle Awards 2017, Award for Innovation

Finalist: Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature 2018

In 2016, playwright Emily Steel had a termination after her baby was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. This is her story. It's sad and funny, familiar and surprising, not self-righteous or guilt-ridden but complex and truthful. Come sit by the pool, put your feet in the water, and listen.

Performed by Tiffany Lyndall Knight. 2018 touring production directed by Nescha Jelk, with music by Josh Belperio. Original 2017 production directed by Daisy Brown.

"Unflinchingly honest" The Guardian.

★★★★★ "We leave, changed. This is what theatre is about." GlamAdelaide.

★★★★★ "utterly exceptional, imperative work" Great Scott!

★★★★1/2 "heart-wrenching, powerful and beautiful" The Advertiser.

"This is the best Fringe show I've ever seen" YEWTH

Presented by: Emily Steel

Emily Steel is originally from Wales and has lived in Adelaide since 2010. She has written for stage and radio in Australia and the UK. Her work in Australia includes: Rabbits (State Theatre Company SA's Umbrella show for 2017), Sepia (Tour Ready Award, Adelaide Fringe 2012), Rocket Town (inSPACE Award, Adelaide Fringe 2011), Man in a bag for AC Arts and Polygraph Collective, Frozen Girl with Tutti’s Performing Arts Ensemble, Impersonal Space with Company AT, and an adaptation of Ben Jonson’s Volpone for State Theatre Company SA. Her work in the UK includes: Frank and the Bear, Bite and Boom Boom for BBC Radio 4. Current projects include: The Persephone Project with Foul Play, a new commission with STCSA, and a radio version of 19 weeks for BBC Radio 4.

Show takes place in a pool and audience members may get wet.