Shining a light on the highs and lows of new motherhood, Katie Guicciardi’ show Fox will embark on a UK tour in Spring 2023.
Inspired by true events, Fox explores the life-altering period of early motherhood, bringing the audience on the journey of physical, emotional and hormonal shifts that women can experience after having a baby.
Katie Guicciardi’s sharp and witty show will spark important discussions around the theme of help, exploring our desire to give it and how we seek it out. The play was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019.
Writer and performer Katie Guicciardi said, “Motherhood is often represented by the birth of a child. But when a child is born, so too is a mother. In this post-lockdown era, when we have all come to know isolation, loneliness and fear, this show seems more relevant than ever as we look to those around us for support, community and help. They say it takes a village to raise a child. What happens when there is no village?”
Fox will embark on a spring tour, beginning performances at The Curve, Slough (24-25 Feb), and then travelling to Greenwich Theatre Studio, London (1-2 Mar), Town & Gown, Cambridge (7-8 Mar), The Albany Theatre, Coventry (9-10 Mar), The Spring, Havant (23-24 Mar), Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham (29 Mar), The Core at Corby Cube, Corby (18-19 Apr), The Place, Bedford (20-21 Apr) and Royal & Derngate, Northampton (13-14 May).
Running for 60 minutes the show is suitable for ages 14+. The play explores sensitive themes of postnatal depression and includes mentions of baby loss.
The production will run two performances at most venues, offering performances specifically for parents to bring along their non-walking babies. There will be a baby-friendly set-up for seating and lighting, allowing parents to feed, and move around with their babies in a relaxed environment.
Fox is produced by Carbon Theatre, who work across complex and divergent, free-form theatre and cultural projects.