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Be My Baby by Amanda Whittington

19th - 23rd Apr 2016

Event info

Start Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £13.50 Concessions: £11.00

Notes: Production may contain smoking


Description

The swinging sixties are so firmly associated with sexual liberation that it’s easy to forget the generation of young, single mothers who never had it so bad. Set in a dour northern maternity home in 1964, we follow the fortunes of 19 year-old Mary Adams, unmarried and seven months pregnant. Forcibly sent to the home by a mother intent on keeping up appearances, Mary has to cope with the dawning realisation that she will have to give the baby up for adoption whether she likes it or not. Only her record player and the upbeat songs of the era keep her sane.

Be My Baby was first staged to unanimous acclaim and full houses at the prestigious Soho Theatre in 1998 with Eleanor Bron and Diana Quick. 

"Fabulous" NE Lifestyle Mag

"Incredibly touching...impressive performances" Break a Leg

"Delightfully entertaining" NE Theatre Guide

 

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