- This event has passed.
State Theatre Company South Australia: Welcome to Your New Life
21 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ACDT
When Anna, a pianist and perfectionist, falls pregnant with her first child, she is both excited and daunted. Acclaimed pianist Anna Goldsworthy has turned her captivating memoir into a new play with live songs that looks at the love that binds families together. Shannon Rush directs this world-premiere production, featuring a South Australian cast led by Erin James.
Limelight Editor’s Choice
When Anna, a pianist and perfectionist, falls pregnant with her first child, her excitement is tempered by the daunting journey ahead. She shares the dizzying wonder and crippling anxiety that comes with creating new life. Should she indulge her craving for sausage after sixteen years of not eating meat? Will her birth plan involve Enya or hypnosis, or neither? And just how worried should she be about her baby falling into a composting toilet?
Anna Goldsworthy has turned her captivating memoir into a captivating play which combines warmth, humour and surprise to reveal the love that binds families together.
This world premiere production evokes the shock of plunging into a life-changing adventure and the kicking required to return to the surface.
With live songs and a soon-to-be-announced star of the stage in the role of Anna, this charming but delightfully affecting and hilarious account of pregnancy and early motherhood melds Up the Duff candour with Lena Dunham-like wit, and will have you laughing, sighing and crying in recognition.