Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 April 2016
BE MY BABY by Amanda Whittington
£13.50 (Conc. £11)
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.
We are delighted to give this play its Tyneside premiere.
The People’s Theatre
Newcastle upon Tyne
0191 265 5020