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Be My Baby

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Description for Be My Baby Paperback. Set in a Mother and Baby Home in 1964 in the north of England and peppered with songs from the period, the book follows the fortunes of 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 drawing realisation that the baby has to be given up for adoption. Num Pages: 64 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 6. Weight in Grams: 82.
A poignant drama about attitudes to teenage pregnancy in 1960s Britain. Mary Adams, aged 19, is unmarried and seven months pregnant. Forcibly sent to a Mother-and-Baby Home in the north of England by a mother intent on keeping up appearances, Mary – along with the other girls in the home – has to cope with both the shame and the dawning realisation that she will have to give the baby up for adoption whether she likes it or not. Despite this – and an overbearing matron – the girls' youthful effervescence keeps breaking through ... Read more

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About Amanda Whittington
Amanda Whittington is one of the most widely performed playwrights in the UK. Her plays include Be My Baby (Soho Theatre, 1998), Satin ’n’ Steel (Nottingham Playhouse, 2005), Ladies' Day (Hull Truck, 2005) and its sequels Ladies Down Under (Hull Truck, 2007) and Ladies Unleashed (Hull Truck, 2022), The Thrill of Love (New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, 2013), Kiss Me Quickstep (New ... Read more

Reviews for Be My Baby
'Poignant, powerful and still pertinent... Whittington's play about yesterday sings out to today'
'You don't have to be young, female or unmarried to find it immensely touching'
The Times
'Whittington cleverly coats the bitter pill of her characters' experience with the sugared naivety of popular girl-group routines'

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