A couple struggling to conceive and another seeking suicide…

This play consists of interwoven stories. The first relates to a successful couple who are struggling to conceive a child through IVF; the second is the story of a married couple who are travelling to Switzerland for an assisted suicide. In this sensitive, compelling play, Paul Meade illuminates the human journey for two couples wrestling with the new moral dilemmas of our time. Listen to Begotten Not Made here.


Written by Paul Meade

Directed by Jim Culleton

Produced by Kevin Brew

Sound Design and Original Music by Hugh Ross

The script, originally commissioned by the Irish Council for Bioethics was further developed by Fishamble Theatre Company and RTÉ Radio Drama.  It won the Jim McNaughton/Tilestyle Bursary at the 2009 Business to Arts Awards and received a special mention at the Prix d’Italia awards.