Bethan Screen

Procreate is a show about making art and making life (no big deal)

“Remember - your life is over when you become a parent. You’ll never achieve your artistic dreams or have fun again. Especially if you’re a mum. Xoxo” (said some intrusive thoughts... and society)

Procreate pokes fun at the motherhood penalty, pesky prescriptive gender roles and expectations that pile on the pressure when you bang out a kid.

This is the debut one-woman show from Bethan Screen... and probably the last one because tbh, combining parenthood and performing sounds too hard :(

Full of clowning, eggs, a sprinkle of audience interaction, practicing my strict telling off voice with voiceover, mid-late 90s cultural references, entertaining the wee ones with puppetry and juggling, Bethan births a surreal, and silly show about contemplating procreating.

This is a show for 90s babies, people who are thinking about having children, for people who don’t want kids, mothers or anyone who is a former baby.

A perfect creative show - we left feeling enlightened, entertained and educated. - Young Londoner

**** A mix of theatre, clowning and puppetry that will bring joy, its imagination is charming,- Voice Mag

Wonderful, clever and heartfelt. Great clowning - which is the best way to deliver an important message about making art and making life. -Peta Lily

Funny, touching, theatrically beguiling riff on the joys and challenges of motherhood and 'broody' feelings. It's unlike anything else I've ever seen in a theatre, richly enjoyable.- Audience member 2023

Event Details

Genre: Theatre

Duration: 60 mins

Price: £15

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Content Warning: Swearing, themes of pregnancy and fertility, moments of loud baby crying sounds.

Suitable for ages: 14 and over

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29 July 2024 9.00pm

Etcetera Theatre

Full: £15

Conc: £12

30 July 2024 9.00pm

Etcetera Theatre

Full: £15

Conc: £12


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