This event is an online stream – the stream will be available to ticket holders via a private link from Monday 17 May – Friday 23 May 2021.
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From Me To Us ‘is educational and it’s beautiful. It’s honest and genuine. I feel very lucky to be watching it at all’ – Mobile Theatre
‘A powerful piece of performance art […] Emotive and beautifully written’– West End Best Friend
I can’t pinpoint the exact moment I realised I wanted to have children. I think I always put it to the back of my mind, because I was single, because I was gay. I mean, they are two pretty big barriers to traditional conception. I don’t think I ever really gave it that much thought, maybe I just presumed that I wouldn’t, couldn’t even…
The law changes all the time. A continuous catalogue of amendments, acts, and appeals, and just one more signature on yet another piece of paper. But, in 2019 something shifted. From one small piece of legislation, an impossible story grew. And for the first time, I could begin to imagine. Who you were, and who I could become.
A playful and poignant performance letter to a future child from their future father.
In 2019, the law in the UK changed to allow for single father surrogacy. Section 54a of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 now allows single people to apply for parental orders, to have access to surrogacy leave and pay, to obtain appropriate birth certificates, and to authenticate their parenthood.
With videography by Ben Horrigan for Studio 91 Media (www.studio91media.co.uk) and music composed by BAFTA and Academy Award winner Chris Benstead (Gravity, The Gentleman, No Time to Die), From Me to Us is an important project that provides the space for discussions about parenthood, whilst documenting the political change against a backdrop of autobiographical experiences.