2018 celebrates the 40th anniversary since the first success of IVF and White Slate Theatre are finally bringing their Re: Production to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which opens up questions about fertility and family choices.
The Fountain spoke with the director of the show, Suzanna Ward, who tells us more about the show premise and their plans post-Fringe.
TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how exciting?
Yes, White Slate, along with our many yellow balloons, can’t wait!
TF: Re:Production certainly sound intriguing, what is the premise?
Karen and Tom met and married when they were really young. They’re grown-ups now. Their friends are painting the spare room sunset yellow. Flexible working hours, baby yoga, PTA meetings… It’s what they want too, isn’t it? Karen is a scientist. She knows the facts. By now she should be ready. But what if she’s not?
TF: And sum up in one sentence why we should come see Re: Production over any other show?
Forty years since the first success of IVF, this intimate, fun and enlightening show questions how this scientific advance has changed the social landscape of starting a family.
TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, have you been before?
This will be White Slate’s third show at the Fringe. We can’t wait to connect with Fringe friends and show favourites Zoo Co, Middle Child & the Noise Next Door. We also love being on the look out for great spoken word at the Book Festival. And of course, we never forget to plan in the obligatory flyering in a hail storm..!
TF: And what are your future plans beyond Re: Production?
We will be back in Canterbury developing new creative workshops with isolated adults from September. Then, after the UK tour of Re: Production this October, we will be getting started on our fourth show, tentatively called G(u)ilt & Glass, looking at public scandal. Oooo…
Re:Production, 3rd – 27th August (not 15th) 5:15pm, Zoo Southside, Venue 82