Sun 22 May, 2pm & 5pm | Tue 24 May, 12pm & 8pm | Tickets £8 (Admission free for Under 2s) | Foyle Studio | Age 14+
This show is designed for adults but welcomes parents/carers with babies in the audience. Children under 2 are welcome free of charge to matinees.
One big project. Two ambitious women. Mothers to several small kids. No bed-time routine. But the show must go on.
Meeting a parent you envy, and a parent you want to slap in the face. Witnessing a scene and vowing never to have kids (or at least not to have any more). Understanding and tolerating. Being protective over the silence. Whether having kids or not we invite you to join us in probing 21st Century parenthood.
How do we discuss sex in front of the sandpit, write a thriller inside a playpen and arrange a hot date whilst playing Lego? To work or not to work? That is the question. Our ambition did not disappear when we had kids. It is ever-present, and often in conflict: they both fight for our attention. Can we soothe our babies and our ambition?
Because, whether a parent or not, we all have an opinion…
Tina Hofman and Kristina Gavran are both Croatian artists and long-term Birmingham residents. They co-founded notnow Collective hoping to look into family, parenthood and work-home subjects in a challenging, highly visual and immersive way.