An image of the back Wayne Jackson on stage under dimmed lighting and smoke.

From Me to Us

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Information

Time: Available to stream any time between the 10-16 May.

Tickets: Pay What You Can (suggested price £6)

Running Time: 1hr

Age Guidance: N/A

To watch the performance, you’ll need a laptop or desktop computer.

Wayne Steven Jackson addresses his future child in this autobiographical filmed theatre performance exploring single father surrogacy.

 

I can’t pinpoint the exact moment I realised I wanted to have children. I think I always put it to the back of my mind, because I was single, because I was gay. I mean, they are two pretty big barriers to traditional conception.

 

The law changes all the time. A continuous catalogue of amendments, acts, and appeals, and just one more signature on yet another piece of paper. But in 2019, something shifted and the law in the UK changed dramatically… to allow for single father surrogacy.

 

From one small piece of legislation, an impossible story grew. For the first time, I could begin to imagine – who you were and who I could become.

 

Wayne Steven Jackson’s From Me to Us explores the possibilities of LGBTQ+ parenthood, navigating his hopes and fears as a future father alongside the practicalities of surrogacy, whilst documenting political change. With music composed by BAFTA and Academy Award winner Chris Benstead (GravityThe GentlemanNo Time to Die) and videography by Ben Horrigan for Studio 91 Media.

“… a beautiful piece of art, lovingly made, and a testament to the joy that can be found in the strangest places” ★★★★ The Stage

‘A powerful piece of performance art… emotive and beautifully written’
★★★★ West End Best Friend

“Captivating from start to finish… spoken straight from the heart”
★★★★ Love London Love Culture

“A quiet, sweet love letter to the small struggling shifts that open big, joyful possibilities”
The Upcoming

 

Supported by Arts Council England, Contact, hAb, Word of Warning and Brilliant Beginnings.

 

#WildTimes2021
Part of our Wild Times Season

PAY WHAT YOU CAN

As part of our wider commitment to making the arts accessible to everyone, all performances at Battersea Arts Centre will now be part of our universal Pay What You Can pricing model.

Use the slider on the booking page to decide how much you want to pay for your ticket. To give you a guide, the slider is set at a recommended price for each event. Any amount paid over this will help us continue to make our events accessible to everyone, whilst supporting our activities with artists, young people and our local community.

Head to our blog to find out more about Pay What You Can.

STREAMING YOUR PERFORMANCE

Once you have booked your ticket for your chosen show, you will receive a confirmation e-ticket from our box office to confirm your purchase. Ahead of the start date of your performance, you will receive a pre-show email from us containing everything you need to know about how to stream your content.

You will be directed to the event page where there will be the option to login with your account details used to buy your tickets, and from there you will be able to stream your content.

 

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ACCESS

This event takes place online.

If you’ve booked a ticket, you’ll receive an email in advance with helpful information. This film will be captioned.

Content

  • Discussion of pregnancy & surrogacy
  • Discussion of discrimination against gay men.
  • Brief description of a surrogacy procedure.

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to. You can adjust the brightness and volume of your device at any time.

If you need to take a break, we recommend moving away from your device to do so. If you decide to turn off the performance, you will be able to stream the content another time so long as it is before 12:00am on the final show date.

Further Information

From me To US: Visual story

Pre-show information

Visit our ACCESS PAGE