When The Bough Breaks
Depression affects about one in 10 women during the childbearing period. The impact is not only on mother-and-child relationship. It extends to the rest of the family and can affect the development of the baby. Understanding the tumultuous journey of maternal depression helps families cope with this common situation.  
Kandang Kerbau Women's and Children Hospital's Mental Wellness Service has commissioned The Necessary Stage to create and present a public awareness play dealing with maternal depression in Singapore. When the Bough Breaks tells the story of a new mother, Susan, who struggles with Postpartum Depression, and her recovery journey. Susan's story is a composite story of numerous mothers who have suffered from postpartum depression and shared their experiences in the development of the script.

Written by:
Haresh Sharma

Directed by:
Alvin Tan
Oliveiro Rodney Mark
Karen Tan
Catherine Sng
OonShu An
Friday, 12 November 2010, 12pm
Saturday, 27 November 2010, 10am
Friday, 15 July 2011, 1pm
Friday, 2 September 2011, 12.15pm
Friday, 30 September 2011, 6pm
Kandang Kerbau Women's and Children Hospital Auditorium
Nanyang Polytechnic Auditorium
Free Admission