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Stand-up motherhood

Amy Vreeke - advice
Amy Vreeke - advice

As well as being a Greater Manchester-based stand-up comedian, actor, theatre maker and writer, Amy Vreeke is also a women’s health advocate and her latest theatre show Glowing - premiering at Contact Manchester (October 18-22) - shares her very personal and unfiltered views on the realities of pregnancy and motherhood.

Amy’s last show, The Year My Vagina Tried to Kill Me, about her experience of the chronic disease endometriosis, sold out its run at Manchester’s SICK! Festival, enjoyed a northern tour and gained wide media attention after Amy created a short video for the BBC that reached over 100K viewers.

Now Glowing celebrates new mum Amy’s pre- and post-natal journey while shedding light on the unspoken truths of motherhood – from the stigma about maternal mental health to the rights of working mothers.

Contact artistic director Keisha Thompson said: “Amy was nurtured as a Contact participant through programmes like Contact Young Company before progressing to assistant and co-director for performances at our venue.

"Since then she has been commissioned by Contact to create multi-genre, autobiographical work that explores social taboos with candour and comedy. We're so excited to premiere Glowing."

There's a post-show discussion with Amy on October 21, and the matinee performance on October 22 will offer a free creche for pre-school-age children; you can book it when purchasing tickets.

More info and tickets here


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