This show finished on Wednesday 20 November 2013, and this page is being kept for archival purposes only.
The play is set in a mother and baby home in North England in 1964. We follow the story of Mary, a nineteen year old girl who has fallen from grace through a hushed up pregnancy. Taken to the home by her mother, she befriends the other girls that she lives with. The girls come from all walks of life, one of the only similarities between them being the fact that they are pregnant. These young women bond under duress, forming unlikely friendships during this defining period of their lives.
The story brings to light the consequences of being a ‘debauched’ woman in the 1960s. The play prompts the audience to think about how far society has come, but also how much has remained the same. Even now, pregnancy may still occur in difficult circumstances and social pressures surrounding it have yet to be completely alleviated. It is also apparent that there are still those alive today who have been directly affected by this issue, whether it is a mother having had their child taken from them or someone who may never know who their true parents are.
This performance of ‘Be My Baby’ is part of an afternoon triple bill alongside ‘The Lift’ and ‘The Elephant in the Room’. You can purchase tickets for all three shows at a discounted price of £7.00 (£6.00 for EUTC members) via the Bedlam Theatre Box Office.