To have or not to have. That’s the question. About kids that is. Especially when you’re about to hit 40, single, and you’ve moved back in with your parents. Anna Morris hit forty, was single, childless and living back with her parents. Success! She hit a kid-life crisis – like a mid-life crisis but with the added pressure of diminishing fertility.
Written and performed by Anna Morris, Kid-Life Crisis is broadcast as part of BBC Radio 4’s Stand-Up Specials. Recorded in front of a remote audience, Anna looks at all the different ways in which women deal with ageing, dating and being childless – or child free. There’s a difference in approach evident in just those two ways of describing women who don’t have kids. From an ‘incompetent cervix’ diagnosis to proud but patronising new mothers, Anna recounts her journey through the travails of a woman without children.
Anna is an award-winning comedy writer and actress. Her previous credits include BBC1s Outnumbered, BBC1s Count Arthur Strong and ITV’s comedy entertainment show Bad Bridesmaid, which she also wrote. Most recently, Anna played Pippa Bryce D’Souza in two series of Channel 4’s smash-hit improvised sitcom Lee and Dean.
Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 28th February at 7:15pm or listen online here.