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

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.

Catch a panel discussion following the performance on Friday 21st October [30 minutes aprox]

Creche Facilities

To book a creche spot, please head to this page here.

Creche spots are free and open to children aged 1 – 4.

About Amy Vreeke

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


Experience Glowing by Amy Vreeke with BSL interpretation on Thursday 20 October at 7.30pm.

Experience Glowing by Amy Vreeke with captions on Saturday 22 October at 7.30pm.

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Once you have been booked in a wheelchair seat once, you can book online from then onwards and do not have to call our box office team to facilitate your booking. Please do reach out if you have any questions about this process.


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  • Price
    £15 full price | £10 under 35 | £8 Concessions, plus 50% off with a Contact Membership
  • Venue

    Contact, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6JA

  • Ages
  • Running
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Booking info

    There will be a post-show discussion on Friday 21 October.

  • Genre
Date Time & Place
Tuesday 18 October 7:30pm
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Wednesday 19 October 7:30pm
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Thursday 20 October 7:30pm
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Friday 21 October 7:30pm
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Saturday 22 October 2:30pm
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Saturday 22 October 7:30pm
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Credits & Partners

  • First 1,000 days fund
  • Arts Council England