PUSH: Live

So what do you do when you’ve made the brilliant decision NOT to have children and then, at age 35, you find yourself pregnant? Answers on a postcard, please.

A mischievous look at the existential crisis of motherhood. Award-winning Popelei return to the stage to take you on an exhilarating journey through the guilt and the glory of one woman going her own way.

Featuring blisteringly honest confessions, vibrant dance theatre and one extremely knocked up performer.

Available for live and digital touring from 2022.




Tamsin Hurtado Clarke



Scarlett Plouviez


Composer & Sound Designer

Santiago Jara Astaburuaga

Lighting Designer

Claire Childs

Assistant Director

Anja Kulessa


The Other Richard

REVIEWS from VAULT Festival 2020

'An engaging, expressive performance... this is a show that captures the blizzard of feelings parents have for their as-yet-unborn children.'​​

— THE GUARDIAN by Chris Wiegand

'Clarke is bloody wonderful...an enchanting raconteur. It's an exceptional piece of new writing.'​​

— THE PLAY'S THE THING by Bryony Rae Taylor

'The sparse staging is a real standout - it's simplistic yet stylish. This is all helped enormously by the superb lighting design by Claire Childs and sound design by Santiago Jara Astaburuaga.'


— UPPER CIRCLE by Tess Kennedy