Amy Golding's inspiration for this show came from her mum, big sister and her Nan and their experience of motherhood. Preggers is a very personal look into how having a baby has changed over the generations from when her mum was born in the 1940s to when she herself was born under the NHS. Now older, Amy is looking to have children of her own, and this show is kind of a personal diary of her own experience of pregnancy.
This 80-minute monologue combines Golding's lovely script with clever set design by Imogen Cloet allowing images to be projected onto a wall with shelves set either side to accommodate all the props needed. A blackboard is also used to project dialogue breaking up the narrative from Golding.
This is a very personal story and one that touches the hearts of many, and Golding has done a superb job in balancing the humour with the reality of miscarriage and emotional trauma. She has created a very light hearted look into the lives of other members of her family and how they coped with the experience of birth and motherhood and it is quite inspiring to see how Golding has decided to tackle her own experience. Creating this unique theatre piece by combing visual and audio, and with her own very natural presence on stage, Golding puts her audience at ease straight away and delivers a very relaxed, confident and beautiful story.