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Baby Cake

Yuhui Ng-Rodriguez, Kerensa Diball

9–13 May
Wed–Sat 6.30pm
Sun 12pm & 6.30pm
Studio 2, Northcote Town Hall
$28 / $23
Green Tickets 9 May 6.30pm


    Relaxed performance
    13 May 12pm

Two performers, one baby. One life, one choice. Your hosts, Kerensa and Yuhui, are both women of childbearing age. One is a mother. The other is not. Both are acutely aware this single decision has the power to alter the course of one’s entire life.

This compelling live performance slips between the autobiographical and the absurd, the banal and the surreal, the conversational and the theatrical. Amidst chaos and control, restraint and rebellion, a baby watches the performance unfold from his throne. Drawing on their interest in domestic ritual, Diball and Ng-Rodriguez invite you in and offer morsels to share. Partake in their candid response to the pressures of being a good woman, a bad mother, becoming our mothers and what it means to have children. Or not.

Created and Performed by
Kerensa Diball & Yuhui Ng-Rodriguez
Live Music
Roman Tucker
Design Collaborator
Sophia Burns
Chi Vu
Nura S

Content warning: this is a small capacity work which offers food to the audience.Those with severe food allergies should speak to Front of House prior to the show.

Baby Cake has been assisted by Darebin Arts Speakeasy, and was developed and presented as part of Punctum’s Seedpod program.