When a woman rekindles an early love in her late 30's her whole life changes. Deeply in love, and full of shared commitment, she and her new husband want a child together. So begins her courageous journey of medical processes and personal rituals; her raw emotions oscillate between high hopes and deep doubt.
Praised for her ‘capacity for emotional directness and a fierce, uncensored honesty’ (Guardian), Maxine Peake (Hamlet, Funny Cow, Happy Days) is a prolific theatre, television, film actor and playwright.
Inspired by Julia Leigh’s true story, this new play is a powerful, riveting and honest exploration of who we are and how we love, directed by Anne-Louise Sarks.
Age Recommendation: 14+
Highlighting the importance of an open discourse around reproductive health. It is able to resonate not only with women, but with audience members of all genders. A real must-see
By far the most exciting and moving thing is watching Peake watching an imaginary phone with tears in her eyes, trying to force it to ring
Maxine Peake is captivating in a play about IVF and the quest to conceive
Perhaps the show will offer some solace to those having been through similar experiences, but Leigh’s story is not adapted deftly enough to draw more than pity
Part of Fertility Fest 2019, the play charts one woman’s struggles with IVF treatments, from hope to desolation and beyond
Maxine Peake shows honesty and compassion in this poignant IVF drama
Maxine Peake stars in this harrowing adaptation of Julia Leigh's IVF memoir
Maxine Peake excels in sobering tale about a woman's fertility journey
Avalanche: A Love Story captures the dazzling pain of an unfulfilled desire for a child, and the stifling sense of unfairness that comes with it
There wasn’t a second when I wasn’t entirely riveted, or with her in every sentence, every heart-beat