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Ever wondered what life would be like if men had babies?

Ed, played by Stephen Mangan, is on a NHS maternity ward, already induced, waiting for a caesarean and the imminent birth of his daughter. With his high-flying executive wife at his side doing her best to remain sympathetic and patient, we follow Ed through the agony, the tears, the humiliation, the anxiety and the ecstasy of labour.

Birthday is written by Joe Penhall - adapted from his sell-out 2012 Royal Court play - and directed by the award-winning Roger Michell

Birthday comes to Sky Arts later this year.

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Final colour grade by Adam Glasman, conform and online editorial by Daniel Tomlinson

Cast and crew

Roger Michell

Joe Penhall

Stephen Mangan and Anna Maxwell Martin


Genre: Drama

Runtime: 60 minutes

Year of production: 2015


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