Charlotte Perkins-Gilman's terrifying novella with real-life accounts of postpartum mental illness, this harrowing play is real and relevant
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Since giving birth, I can't seem to stop crying. I'm lucky I have a husband like John - he rented a house in the countryside for us, just to help me get better. He gives me all the support I could dream of. Help with the baby. Help with feeding and washing myself. The attic bedroom, all to myself. He’ll do whatever it takes to get back the woman he married. But I can't help but feel like this old country house may not be the sanctuary we need...
Combining Charlotte Perkins-Gilman's terrifying novella with real-life accounts of postpartum mental illness, Dumb Blonde Theatres adaptation of The Yellow Wallpaper is an intimate and claustrophobic insight into marriage, motherhood and madness.
Content Warning: Depictions of postpartum depression and psychosis, mental and emotional abuse, coercive control, references to infant endangerment, references to suicide, strong language.
★★★★ - “…a ghost story that challenges its audience to consider what is truly terrifying.” (Confessions Of A 5 Ft 2 Actress on The White Heart Inn)
‘startlingly visceral’ (Bristol 24/7 on There’s Nothing There)