Produced and presented by STIGMAcollective
‘Unexpected’ tells a story of a woman dealing with strange and unexplainable occurrences during her pregnancy. She begins to see dark and surreal visions, and grows to believe they are warnings of what her child will become.
This production aims to shed light on perinatal depression. While postnatal depression is becoming more talked about, its equally dangerous pregnancy equivalent is still relatively unknown. Around 12% of women experience perinatal depression, yet it is still a stigma.
This visceral and bold play ties surreal elements of horror, with painfully stark humanity and humour. It is STIGMAcollective's most ambitious show to date.
It's supported bt The Cockpit Theatre and its R&D process is funded by Arts Council England.
**Please consider donating when purchasing your ticket.** The Cockpit will generously give all the donations to our partners 'Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster'.
They work hard to improve the mental health of the people they support within our communities by providing a wide range of services. The effects of the pandemic on people’s mental health are just starting to be felt and, with your help, this charity can deliver additional services to support people who need it the most.
This show is a rehearsed reading and will be follwed by a Q&A with the creative team and a mental health professional.
Tuesday 19 October - 7:30pm
Performed by: Rosa French, Cassandra Hercules, Susan Graham, Drew Sheridan-Wheeler and Akshay Sharan
Director Rasa Niurkaite
Movement Director Amy Petts
Composer Patrick Hunt (PXCH)
Image by Emalea Jones