Directing/Producing / Reviews / The Maternal Instinct [2013]

The Maternal Instinct, The Dukebox Theatre, Hove [published on theargus.co.uk]

BY TANIA DEAVILLE “What’s the most powerful instinct in nature?” Geneticist Fred (Bob Gilchrist) asks fellow scientist and friend Lilian (Lia Burge) before becoming the sperm donor for her and wife Sarah’s (Bethan Clark) baby. “Self preservation,” Lilian replies. “No, it’s procreation,” insists Fred. Shortlisted for the New Writing South Best Play Award, The Maternal … Continue reading

Directing/Producing / Reviews / The Maternal Instinct [2013]

Brighton Fringe: The Maternal Instinct – The Dukebox Theatre, Brighton (****) [published on thepublicreviews.com]

BY JOANNA TRAINOR A party celebrating your partner’s one year sobriety is perhaps not the best time to announce that you want to have a baby and that your sister in law has chosen the appropriate sperm donor. Writer, Monica Bauer offers a thought-provoking exploration of what it is to have a maternal instinct and … Continue reading

Directing/Producing / Reviews / The Maternal Instinct [2013]

Preview: The Maternal Instinct (by Monica Bauer) [published on fringeguru.com]

BY RICHARD STAMP We admit – we’re taking a chance today, and recommending a play we’ve never actually seen. In fact, it’s having its UK premiere here in Brighton. But there’s no disputing its pedigree: playwright Monica Bauer’s previous work earned our top rating in Edinburgh last year, while director Chris Hislop has consistently impressed … Continue reading

Directing/Producing / Reviews / The Maternal Instinct [2013]

Preview: Mothering [published on thelatest.co.uk]

BY ANONYMOUS Award-winning Monica Bauer visits Brighton Fringe Award-winning American playwright Monica Bauer will be travelling to Brighton Fringe this month to see the UK premiere of her play The Maternal Instinct, which is being performed at The Dukebox Theatre. “I had such an amazing experience last year in Edinburgh, and so many there had … Continue reading