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Presented by Contact and SICK! Festival in collaboration with Theatre DEGASTEN

If happiness can be bought, are milestones the new currency?

Buying a house, getting married and having a baby are all seen as measures of success in our society. That you’ve ‘made it’ in life. But in 2019, are these milestones outdated? Can we trust them?

Baby Fever explores the relationship between milestones and materialism, fusing movement with monologues and physical theatre. Contact Young Company will perform parts of the piece with their eyes closed, as a comment on trust.

Created by Contact Young Company in collaboration with Theater DEGASTEN and soundtracked by a live DJ, Baby Fever responds to SICK! Festival’s guiding principal for 2019… what is the value of a life?

Baby Fever is an interactive piece of theatre, and seating will be on mattresses and chairs.

Part of SICK! Festival. View the full festival programme here.

This performance includes: references to mental health, infrequent strong language and audience interaction.

Post-show discussion on Tue 1 Oct, 8pm.

BSL interpreted show Wed 2 Oct.

Pay between scheme

We’re committed to making Sick! Festival accessible for all, so this year we’re operating a ‘pay between’ scheme.
Book in advance and pay between £5 – £15. Choosing a £15 ticket will support cheaper tickets for other audience members.

This event takes place at STUN Studio

STUN Studio, Z Arts, 335 Stretford Rd, Manchester M15 5ZA


Read the full cast list and directors note here.

Produced by Contact
Commissioned by Contact and SICK! Festival
Created by Contact Young Company and Theater DEGASTEN
Directed by Theater DEGASTEN
Associate Artist – Bridget Fiske
Assistant Artist – Miray Sidhom

  • Price
    Pay between £5 - £15
  • Venue

    STUN Studio, Z Arts, 335 Stretford Rd, Manchester M15 5ZA

  • Ages
    Over 14s.
  • Booking info

    BSL interpreted by Tony Redshaw – Wed 2 Oct


    If you or anyone in your party have any specific access requirements please contact the festival directly on or 0161 696 6410.



  • Genre
Date Time & Place
Tuesday 1 October 7:00pm
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Wednesday 2 October 7:00pm
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Thursday 3 October 7:00pm
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