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Be My Baby

Be My Baby
Written by Amanda Whittington
Directed by Jenny McKiernan
2 – 7 May 2011

Set in a Mother and Baby Home in 1964 in the north of England and peppered with songs from the period, “Be My Baby” follows the fortunes of Mary Adams, aged 19, 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 she will have to give the baby up for adoption whether she likes it or not. First staged to unanimous acclaim and full houses at the prestigious Soho Theatre in 1998 with Eleanor Bron and Diana Quick – and again in 2000, “Be My Baby” enjoyed a nationwide tour in autumn 2002 and embarks on a tour of Scotland in autumn 2005.


Mary – Clare McNamara
Queenie – Helen Rowe
Norma – Lauren Bulling
Dolores – Charlotte Constant
Matron – Sara Nichols
Mrs Adams – Polly Owen


Stage Manager – Frank Andrews
Continuity – Joanne Lovell
Lighting – Andy Wolliscroft
Sound Operator – Pat McNamee
Sound Production – Pat McNamee, Jenny McKiernan, Ken Swan
Set Design – Frank Andrews, Jenny McKiernan
Set Build – Frank Andrews, Trevor Jeffries, Albert Tilbury, Catherine Andrews, David Tallowin, Steve Lovell, Andy Wolliscroft, Pat McNamee
Set Painting and Decoration – Emma Constant, Tom Hopkins, Frank Andrews, Catherine Andrews, Toni Soremekun
Properties – Emma Constant, Tom Hopkins
Wigs – Christine Angell
Wardrobe – Marjorie Sawyer, Carole Bramall