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Welcome To Your New Life

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State Theatre Company, South Australia

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2 hours


$39- $75

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When Anna, a pianist and perfectionist, falls pregnant with her first child, her excitement is tempered by the daunting journey ahead. She shares the dizzying wonder and crippling anxiety that comes with creating new life. Should she indulge her craving for sausage after sixteen years of not eating meat? Will her birth plan involve Enya or hypnosis, or neither? And just how worried should she be about her baby falling into a composting toilet?

Anna Goldsworthy has turned her captivating memoir into a captivating play which combines warmth, humour and surprise to reveal the love that binds families together.

This world premiere production evokes the shock of plunging into a life-changing adventure and the kicking required to return to the surface.

With live songs and a soon-to-be-announced star of the stage in the role of Anna, this charming but delightfully affecting and hilarious account of pregnancy and early motherhood melds Up the Duff candour with Lena Dunham-like wit, and will have you laughing, sighing and crying in recognition.

Praise for the memoir…

“Radiant truth-telling, straight-faced, savoury humour and rigorous honesty. It’s simply beautiful, moving and generous – and welcome.” The Australian

“This is a story at once completely universal and incredibly vivid.” Sydney Morning Herald

“There are few books that have made me howl with laughter as this one has… A deliciously subversive read.” Melbourne Review

I have a talent crush on Anna Goldsworthy. I admit it. A brilliant writer, musician, teacher, festival director and also, a mother whose love and generosity and good-humoured approach to parenthood and life is a lesson for us all. How fantastic to see Shannon Rush, director of the brilliant Cathedral in 2022, helm her first as Artistic Associate for the Company. Mitchell