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I could fly to New York and back every day for seven years and still not leave a carbon footprint as big as if I have a child. Ten thousand tonnes of CO2. That’s the weight of the Eiffel Tower. I’d be giving birth to the Eiffel Tower.

In a time of global anxiety, terrorism, erratic weather and political unrest, a young couple want a child but are running out of time. If they over think it, they’ll never do it. But if they rush, it could be a disaster.They want to have a child for the right reasons. Except, what exactly are the right reasons? And what will be the first to destruct – the planet or the relationship?

Duncan Macmillan’s distinctive, off-kilter love story is brutally honest, funny, edgy and current. It gives voice to a generation for whom uncertainty is a way of life… bravely written, startlingly structured – Guardian

Cast : 1M, 1F

Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-145-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


Duncan Macmillan  is an award winning writer and director. Plays include:  Lungs  (Paines Plough/Sheffield Crucible/Bush Theatre and Studio Theatre Washington D.C.),  Platform  (Old Vic Tunnels),  Monster  (Royal Exchange/Manchester International Festival),  The Most Humane Way to Kill A Lobster  (Theatre 503),  I Wish To Apologise For My Part In The Apocalypse , So Say All of Us  and  Family Tree  (all BBC Radio 4). Formerly Writer-in-Residence at Paines Plough and the Royal Exchange, he has completed attachments at the National Theatre and the Royal Court/BBC, is a member of the Old Vic New Voices Company and a fellow of the TS Eliot UK/US Exchange. He is the winner of two Bruntwood Playwriting Awards, the Old Vic Big Ambition Award, a Pearson Residency Award, 'The 50' Bursary, and has been nominated in the Best New Play category of the TMA and MEN Awards.

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