It's the age-old story of boy meets girl. Well boy meets boy - they’re brothers, in a womb. So more like sperm meets egg, becomes foetus and then a baby... or babies in this case, and one mother is in for a big surprise. Nine months in sixty minutes, Wombmates is an 'ultra-sound', bizarre physical comedy following two Geordie babies, from conception to delivery. An intimate insight into the unseen lives of foetuses everywhere, a hilarious peek inside the belly designed to entertain and educate. But whilst all that time gives these boys the chance to play, discover and explore, when their nine months are up, they begin to question...is there really life after birth?
This event supports Child.org’s Team Mum appeal. We’re working to launch pregnancy support services in rural Kenya, where 1 in 26 babies die before they reach their first birthday.
VAULT Festival are contributing a percentage of ticket sales from this event to arm new mums in Kenya with vital health information and medical support. You can help by donating to Team Mum when you book online or in person at the venue. This appeal is supported by UK Aid Match which means if you give before 30 April, your donation will be doubled by the UK government. (Only donations to Team Mum and not contributions from ticket sales are eligible for UK Aid Match, but it all supports the Team Mum appeal!)
We are Full Pelt Theatre, a physical theatre/comedy company creating original and unique shows. Since we set up after graduating East 15 Acting School in 2016, we have written and produced three shows in as many years. Our first production 'The Going Away Days', written by Aaron Dart, was selected by China Plate for the Pulse Festival in Ipswich. We then went on to perform at the Plymouth Fringe Festival 2016 and our mini tour culminated with a sold out run at the New Diorama Theatre as part of their Emerging Companies Two Night Stand. Wombmates was awarded as the Winner of the Toast of the Plymouth Fringe Festival 2017 and was also nominated for the Eddies Award at the Drayton Arms. That summer we also enjoyed a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Last year we embarked on a small tour of our sketch comedy, Carpet Town, again taking part at the Plymouth Fringe Festival along with our first appearance at the Ventnor and Carlisle Fringe.
Writer/Eric: Aaron Dart
Writer/David: Adam Mort
ActDrop, 4 stars, "Bordering on comic genius"
LondonPubTheatres, 4 stars, "Extremely funny Wombmates also manages to be sweet and tender (... ) Perfect festival fodder"
Vinci's Pick, 4 stars, "Fast paced and wholly original"