- 19 October 2016 - 22 October 2016
- On Tour / External
BIRTH was an international theatre festival developed by the Royal Exchange Theatre and The Oglesby Charitable Trust to provoke debate on a global scale and question one of the key issues of our time: the vast inequality in healthcare across the world.
There was an excitingly varied programme at the Royal Exchange over the four days of B!RTH - 19 October - 22 October 2016.
Headlined by 7 commissioned plays from 7 leading female playwrights from across the globe (Kenya, India, China, Syria, UK, USA and Brazil) the festival hosted a series of debates with experts from the world of science, art, academia, politics and charities, as well as an incredible programme of supporting events.
"Each year, millions of women and children die from preventable causes. These are not mere statistics. They are people with names and faces." Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary
The legacy of B!RTH continues, visit: birthdebate.com
- Event Information
Wednesday 19 October
A SON SOON (China) & OUROBOROS (India)
Thursday 20 October
Q&Q (Syria) & ORCHID (Kenya)
Friday 21 October
CHOICES (UK), SO FAR AS A CENTURY'S REACH (USA) & THE BIRTH MACHINE (Brazil)
Saturday 22 October
B!RTH: FESTIVAL DAY
- Related Events
7 MANCHESTER MOTHERS
AN INSTALLATION CREATED BY THE ROYAL EXCHANGE YOUNG COMPANY IN COLLABORATION WITH 7 MOTHERS FROM GREATER MANCHESTER, IN RESPONSE TO THEIR STORIES.
The Education Lounge
Open all day, every day - Free
Actor 1 (Kenya) & Amae & Various (USA)
Rima (India), Actor 2 (Kenya), Various (Syria)
Talar (Syria) & Various (USA)
Actor 4 (Kenya), Various (Syria) & Jim , Ford & Various (USA)
Nouf (Syria), Lillian & Various (USA)
Thirteen & Woman in labour (India), Li Xiao (China) & Hillie & Various (USA)
Boka (India), Actor 3 (Kenya) & Sister Liu (China)
Female (Brazil) & Gan Wei (China)
Seven & Ambika (India) & Hind (Syria)