Amy Vreeke: Glowing

Candid, ferocious, funny and loud.

Glowing debunks the myths that pregnant women are having the time of their lives and new mothers spend their days softly singing nursery rhymes to sleeping babies.

One thing Amy has always been sure of is that she wants to be a mother. She envisioned herself pregnant, in dungarees, doing yoga drinking a kale smoothie.

The reality of constant nausea, exhaustion and midnight sausage rolls left her questioning, when does the glowing start?

"Impossible not to love. This show is ode to motherhood, to the love and fear, the isolation and joy and exhaustion. One that I would happily prescribe to the incredible parents in my life"


9 months of pre-natal anxiety and several stitches later, Amy fell in love with the tiny human she’d created. But with no sleep, a national lockdown and a crying baby that refused to feed Amy found herself disillusioned with the version of motherhood we see so often in the media.

So, take an evening off from cleaning poo off your carpet or washing sick out of your hair to come have a laugh, a nice drink and watch Amy work out why all mothers haven’t been crowned queen of the world in this unfiltered portrayal of motherhood.


Amy Vreeke is a stand-up comedian, actor, theatre maker, writer (and anything else you’ll pay her for) based in Manchester. Amy’s “slick delivery” (North Westend) took her to several prestigious stand up competition finals including The Leicester Square Theatre Comedy Awards and The Funny Women Awards.

Learn more here.


Supported by:

  • Arts Council England
  • First 1000 Days Fund