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Presented by Different Animal Theatre Group
Playing from Tuesday 16 Apr 2013
Different Animal Theatre Group return to the Lichfield Garrick Studio with a funny, thought-provoking and moving piece of contemporary drama.
Whilst England is caught in the midst of the swinging 60s, Mary, an idealistic teenager, finds herself single and seven months pregnant. Her mother is petrified of the social implications and so brings her to St Saviours, a Church of England-run mother and baby home; Mary's baby will be adopted immediately after it is born. The girls in the home find comfort in each other's friendship, but ultimately they must face their individual tragedies alone. Different Animal's production of this moving play will include song and dance, as the girls find comfort in Mary's Dansette record player and 1960s girl-group pop. Be My Baby follows Mary and her fellow inmates as they cling to youthful fantasies of romance and marriage but instead are drawn inexorably towards the harsh realities of adulthood.