The Donmar Warehouse presents Becoming: Part One, a series of workshop performances written and performed by Rosalie Craig and Michelle Terry. This unique project represents the first time a public performance has taken place in the Donmar’s rehearsal space on Dryden Street. Becoming: Part One runs from Tuesday 27 June to Saturday 1 July. Tickets are on sale from today, Thursday 1 June.
We were all born.
‘And immediately like, immediately that was the time I thought “And I’m a Mum.”’
Writers and performers Rosalie Craig and Michelle Terry share their very personal experiences of giving birth six months ago, remembering now because they are already starting to forget.
Since they becoming mothers at the end of 2016, Michelle and Rosalie have been working with the Donmar to explore how the theatre might work in new and different ways to allow them to be both artists and new mothers. The pair wanted to reflect on this turbulent time of change, so the Donmar co-commissioned them to research and write about this first ‘golden year’ – a phrase used in child development studies to refer to the first twelve months of a child’s life.
Join them for a limited run of very relaxed, workshop performances at the Donmar’s rehearsal space on Dryden Street. While the show is aimed at adults, babes in arms are also welcome. You are invited to stay on after the performance to continue the conversation.
The Donmar has been a consortium member of Parents in the Performing Arts (PIPA) since 2016. As a partner of PIPA’s Best Practice Research project, we are trialling news ways of working to inform industry practice on working with parents and children. We will share the learning from the process of creating Becoming: Part One with PIPA.
A podcast of Becoming: Part One will be released later this year. Sign up to the Donmar e-newsletter to follow this investigation into the ‘golden year’ of becoming a parent.