THE OTHER SIDE OF 25
A NEW ONE-AND-A-HALF-WOMAN SHOW!
Acclaimed stand-up comedian Becca Hurd is bringing her new one-woman-show to The Old 505 Theatre in Newtown. Featuring original music and an original story, The Other Side of 25 is a hysterical and heartfelt play written and performed by Becca Hurd.
The Other Side of 25 tells the story of Amory, who, despite her best instincts, reluctantly agrees to become the surrogate for her sister’s baby. But after her sister and brother in-law unexpectedly die in a car crash, Amory finds herself stuck, pregnant and on the other side of 25.
The production team behind The Other Side of 25 is almost entirely made up of female-identifying artists, something that was very important to Becca Hurd. “I wanted to tell a female-centric story that captured the humour and pressure of a woman in her twenties.”
More than just a story about surrogacy, The Other Side of 25 examines the expectations placed on young women, exploring pregnancy, family dynamics, and what it means for a young woman to grow up. In an age where the ‘kidult’ is king, the play takes the audience on an uproarious journey through the experiences of a very feisty female.
The play was developed at NIDA in 2018 while Becca, originally from the USA, completed the writing course there. “NIDA gave me a fantastic education, and being able to learn about the Australian brand of humour has made this play an important personal achievement for me. I draw on my personal history, and my skills as a stand-up comic to create a show that aims to be dynamic, exciting and hilarious.”
Following the Sydney Season, The Other Side of 25 will tour to Adelaide for the Fringe Festival from 21 – 24 February at The Loft A Club.
THE OTHER SIDE OF 25
Presented by Bontom
Written by Becca Hurd
Starring Becca Hurd
Directed by Ellen Wiltshire
Original Music by Sally Alrich-Smythe and Becca Hurd
Dramaturgy by Chris Edwards
Venue: The Old 505 Theatre, 5 Eliza St, Newtown
Season: 5 – 9 February 2019
Times: 8:00pm, Tuesday to Saturday
Duration: 45 minutes (no interval)
Price: $25.00 – $30.00 with special offers for Fringe Members and Concession
Bookings online here