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Young, Gifted and Infertile

Fertility Fest

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Breaking the silence on what it feels to be born without sufficient eggs or a womb.

The evening will start with a performance of Flushed, written and directed by Catherine Cranfield and presented by Theatre Unlocked. Welcome to the Ladies Room. Two women, one devastating diagnosis and several different bathrooms. The relationship of inseparable sisters Marnie and Jen is put to the test but an everlasting bond is formed within cubicle walls.

Then Natasha Bishop, student and Founder of The Pants Project will be talking about how underwear became her tool for empowerment when she was diagnosed, age 16, with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome – a condition which means she has no womb. 

The performance will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the artists, Andreia Trigo, Founder of Infertile Life, and Marie Gerval, Co-Chair of the Daisy Network.

Duration: 2 hours

Produced in association with The Daisy Network and Infertile Life.


Key information

We want Fertility Fest to be as inclusive as possible and this means being sensitive to people with and without children. We are conscious that some people who are struggling to conceive or are involuntarily childless find it difficult to be around children. But we are equally conscious that there are people who have been on a long and complex journey to conceive who want to come to the festival and might not have childcare support. We don’t want anyone to feel excluded.

With this in mind, we therefore ask that if you would like to or need to bring children / babes in arms to the event or you find it particularly difficult to be around children then please contact us at [email protected] ahead for a chat about how to give you the best experience on the day and make sure we can positively address all people’s feelings and needs.

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