29 May 2024

New play explores adoption from a mother's perspective

From Nights, 10:30 pm on 29 May 2024

Through the nineteen fifties and sixties, around one hundred thousand New Zealand women were sent away by their families to give birth - only to return home and act like nothing happened. These women are now in their seventies and eighties. Playwright Nicola Pauling developed her new play 'I Carried This', after interviewing five New Zealand women who had lived the experience and were still grappling with the fallout. She speaks to Nights about the experience.