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Saturday 12 January 2019

Wild: An Everyday Unique Experience Brought Out Into The Open In Brighton

Creators of stage show Wild, Laura Mugridge and Katie Villa, want us to think about that thing we have all been through, but very few of us talk about, through a bold, riotous and strikingly visual show.

Katie and Laura recognise that birth isn't always the dramatic trapped-in-a-lift event or the white and fluffy experience we're shown by the media and that this binary may be contributing to a very real sense of failure for a lot of mothers. 

They've worked with women and birth professionals to discover the real, funny, emotional, empowering, complicated and unique stories everyone has.

Katie says: "Talking about birth feels like it doesn't need to be this hard. What if we could change that? What if we got rid of the pressure? 

"It feels like we don't have the right words for something so complex and individual. We want our audiences to rewrite the rules together .. "
The conversation continues beyond the theatre with Stitch, a pop-up exhibition of embroidered birth stories. 

The pieces have been created over a series of workshops with mothers, where they could share experiences and create pieces which reflect their own unique birth story. 

And it doesn't stop there – Wild is going to healthcare conferences too so professionals can be inspired to change their own practices. 

Warning: the show contains references to birth, trauma and post-natal illness.

'Wild' is coming to Sweet Venues, Brighton, on Saturday 9th March 2019. For info CLICK HERE.

by: Mike Cobley




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