Emily Steel’s play 19 Weeks is shortlisted for the BBC’s Audio Drama Awards and has its Canadian Premiere

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Emily Steel’s 19 Weeks was a huge hit at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival and went on to be nominated for 6 awards, winning two of them.  It is Emily’s own story of having a termination when her baby was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome.

The play has been described as ‘sad and funny, familiar and surprising, complex and truthful.’  https://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/the-mix/2018-03-20/emily-steel-terminated-her-pregnancy-at-19-weeks/9566134

19 Weeks became a radio play produced by Helen Perry at BBC Cymru Wales for Radio 4 and has now just been shortlisted for Best Original Single Drama in the BBC’s 2019 Audio Drama Awards.  For the full shortlist, see here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1RQrnzw2pxjZr04jxZ3PWp6/the-2019-shortlist

The play has its Canadian premiere in co-production between Northern Light Theatre and Azimuth Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta from March 29 – April 14, 2019

http://www.northernlighttheatre.com/current-season/index3.php

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