Are you ready to have a baby? How much effort will it take to bring your baby to term safely and successfully? What if the process of pregnancy was treated like a game, traversing layers of hurdles and experiencing several failed endings before finally meeting your new-born?
If you were in charge of this game, how would you choose? Would you give up the chance of a new birth, or would you embrace all the difficulties and move on to that nebulous future?
This is a daring experiment, with the original script co-written by Chinese and British artists, but you as the audience are the key to driving the storyline, and every choice you make will affect the final outcome. So now, game start …
This work derives from a project called WOMEN我们，which was initiated by a theatre group in China named ‘Please Speak Kidlish’. This team of young female artists have the urge to express their confusion about the 'responsibility' of women to give birth in their society. They want to reach out to female in other cultures to find out their opinions. Through their member who studies in the UK, they recruited some artists and participants from diverse cultures. From March to July 2022, they gathered online and held many meetings and workshops, eventually, two parallel productions will be performed at theatre festivals in China and the UK. The Pudding Club is the one that will perform at the Vault Festival, London.
Cast & Creative Team Co-writer: Zhiyuan Jiang
Co-writer: Belle Bao
Director: Belle Bao
Assistant Director: Baihan Liao
Co-producer: UU Xinyou Zhang
Co-producer: Isa Huiling Liu
Light designer: Murong Li
Set Designer: Tianshu Zhang
Set & Costume Designer: Jiayi Ding
Jaimee Aislyn de Witt