IVF isn’t foolproof and IUDs aren’t failsafe. iPhones come with ovulation apps and being married doesn’t mean you have to breed. Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant – the dilemmas of modern reproduction.
Today people have access to other people’s eggs, sperm, and a range of expensive avenues to go down when nature isn’t taking its course. And abortions are easy to access because reproduction is all about choice, right?

Written by Elisabeth Easther, Seed is the winner of the 2014 Adam New Zealand Play Award; this production is directed by Kerryn Palmer and stars Hannah Banks, Sophie Hambleton, Emily Regtien, Carrie Green, and Tom Knowles.

Seed is about the horror some woman experience to learn they’re pregnant, even while in loving relationships, and about fancy fertility clinics that prey on people’s primal urge to replicate, in the hope of cementing the bond with their partner in a way a ring, a house or a promise just don’t.

“Moments of side splitting hilarity coupled with heart wrenching poignancy” – Ewen Coleman, Dominion Post

“… sophisticated, witty and very contemporary meditation on the timeless processes of procreation.” – NZ Herald

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Written by Michael Hurst, Natalie Medlock
and Dan Musgrove

Driven to the brink by the infidelity of his wife and a lack of acting opportunities, an ageing thespian confronts his demons in what he hopes will be a final “dark night of the soul”. The problem is,
his demons are as crazy as he is… 
An outrageous and at times profound view into one actor’s attempt at self-destruction.

“Michael Hurst in exhilarating form taking us on a well-crafted, clever, uproariously funny and ultimately moving journey.

…smart and witty script

…belly laughs of sheer delight

…Hurst’s facility with the language, whether Shakespearean or modern, is a joy to experience.”

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