PARTUS by Third Angel

Partus Credit Alwin Greyson Photography
Partus Brochure lower res credit JSP Photography
Partus alt image credit low res JSP Photography

Credit JSP photography


by Third Angel

Tues 26 Sept 7:30pm
Tickets ÂŁ10/7

Wed 27 Sept performance cancelled*

Gloucester Guildhall

A performance inspired by the real stories about birth from mothers, fathers, midwives and obstetricians.

“It’s a thoughtful, touching study of one of the most universal of subjects… imaginative, thoughtful and heartfelt exploration of the experience of childbirth”
The Stage 

Lisa had been for a walk in the park
Stacey had borrowed her best friend’s dress
Faye had collected her daughter from nursery
Hannah was in the twelfth hour of a shift with no sign of a break
Kirsty knew no-one would believe who she really was
Rachael was ready for a fight
Linda was on call
And Lucy only just made it

Different women from different backgrounds all brought together on one night that would turn out to be a birthday they’d never forget.

Partus is a story of love, fear, joy, resilience and bravery. If you’ve had a baby, thought about it, are planning to or know anyone who has, this is the show for you. This is the sex education they never mentioned at school.

“a funny, thought-provoking and completely unsentimental piece of theatre”
The Stage

“absolutely stunning. Fantastically well written… acted and put together. The stories told were incredibly touching and the acting from EVERY cast member was so beautifully natural it felt like a conversation with a friend. I am so so impressed.”

A Sheffield Theatres Co-production

Suitability for 7:30pm performance: 15+ (parent’s discretion)

Duration: 90mins including a ‘theatrical’ interval where we will serve cups of tea.

What is a baby-friendly performance?
*Our 10:30am show is a baby-friendly performance which means parents can come to the theatre without needing childcare, or worrying that they’ll disturb other audience members. This performance will be relaxed which means it’s okay to pop in and out as you need, to make noise, breastfeed or change, and all of the other things that come with taking little ones out in public.
The house lights will be set a little higher for convenience, and set sound levels a little lower than usual, but there may still be sudden noises and lighting changes that could disturb a sensitive or sleeping child. There may also be other parents popping in and out, and it might be a noisy audience!
We will have a buggy park available.
Important note: This performance is for babes-in-arms (the company recommend under 12 months). It is unsuitable for toddlers and is not a family show.

Additional info: This performance contains strong language and adult themes



Tues 26 Sept 7:30pm

“Gloucester Guildhall regrets that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the morning performance of Partus by Third Angel Wednesday 27 September 10:30am has been cancelled.

The evening performance Tuesday 26 September 7:30pm will still go ahead, and will be ‘baby-friendly’ (see above for details) to ensure we can offer accessible theatre for all.

Any persons who have booked to the cancelled Wednesday performance can either obtain a refund from Gloucester Guildhall box office (01452 503050), or can use their ticket as valid to the Tuesday evening performance.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Kind regards,
Gloucester Guildhall”