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    Weʼve raised £1,010 to Help fund our new play 'The Egg Rumour'

    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 15th August 2018

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    "The performances are fresh, crisp and confident, with the whole company blending extremely well together" - Love Midlands Theatre

    "A very well researched, funny, highly critical if not scathing look at egg freezing as a ‘work perk’ well presented in the problematic context of neoliberal feminism alongside equally dubious discourses of empowerment, choice and reproductive liberation" - Dr Kylie Baldwin.

    The Egg Rumour is a is a contemporary play/musical with elements of comedy which educates people on the new ‘craze’ for women in the workplace – egg freezing.

    The Egg Rumour brings awareness and the chance to think for yourself. Through the play you meet Iva, a young woman who is offered a promotion – in exchange for her fertility - unsure what is right for her, pressured and misinformed, she takes the job. In the change of Iva’s life you meet her Fella, Bossman and fellow Office Gal workers. The audience are caught up in Iva’s imaginative mind and sees a spectacle from the party leader, who is from the F.F.F (fun, fertility and freezing) selling her the idea of ‘Social Freezing’, only touching on how many health complications it can bring.

    A sung through, fantasy dream of Iva and her Doctor is sure to make you laugh through the In Ya Face theatre style.

    It explores the manipulative control and pressures that women receive in the work place through new promotional contracts, compelling women to ‘social freeze’. A new perk offered by corporate companies, allowing women to freeze their eggs and then work a further 10 years without the worry of having children.

    However, we discovered that the success rate for women to successfully conceive once their eggs have been frozen is as low as 5%.

    We believe that this play is vital as these statistics are not being shown to the women and so are not able to make an informed decision about what they are doing to their bodies.

    We are working in association with FERTILITY NETWORK, a UK based organisation which supports women who are experiencing problems with their fertility. We also hope to have them attend some of our plays for post show discussions.

    With your money, we will be able to take our show to Birmingham, London and Manchester fringe venues.

    There are 11 creatives overall involved in the project and so your money can help to fund:

    Accommodation throughout the tour

    Travel

    Sound equipment

    Venue hire

    The list goes on...

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    • Ellamae Cieslik9 months ago
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      Ellamae Cieslik

      9 months ago
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      Every little little donation is truly helping. We are creeping up our target and it couldn't be done with out all of your support. Thankyou everyone who has donated so far or shared our page, as you can see its making that difference!

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    • Ellamae Cieslik10 months ago
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      10 months ago
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      I am so flipping overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity. I have some of the most amazing friends ever ❤️

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    Supporters

    42

    • Sophie Reader

      Sophie Reader

      Jul 20, 2018

      Thank you again xxx

      £10.00

    • Jeremy Cieslik

      Jeremy Cieslik

      Jul 20, 2018

      Great show. Real creative flair. Everyone's talent shone through!

      £114.00

    • Loretta Milan

      Loretta Milan

      Jul 20, 2018

      Thanks for the amazing headshots. The show is great too!

      £100.00

    • Scarlett O'Reilly

      Scarlett O'Reilly

      Jul 19, 2018

      Thank you again for the lovely headshots - keep going! You're doing so well, you should be very proud!

      £45.00

    • Sophie Reader

      Sophie Reader

      Jul 13, 2018

      Thank you for a brilliant head shot session to talented thang! Lots of love xxx

      £30.00

    • Joseph Long

      Joseph Long

      Jul 3, 2018

      £45.00

    • Siobhan Mary

      Siobhan Mary

      Jun 19, 2018

      £30.00

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