Be My Baby | Amanda Whittington


23 and 25 August, 7.45pm


The Old Court Theatre, Springfield Rd


15 – 19 November 2022


Set in a mother and baby home in 1964 in the north of England, Be My Baby follows the fortunes of Mary Adams, aged 19, unmarried and seven months pregnant.

Forcibly sent there 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 with 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 will keep breaking through as they sing along to the girl group songs of the period.


Mary Adams
Female, playing age 19 – Nicely spoken, well educated, 7 months pregnant, singing part

Female, playing age 20, brash, confident, 4 months pregnant, singing part

Female, playing age 17, 3 months pregnant, singing part

Female, playing age 20, 8 months pregnant, singing part

Mrs Adams (Mary’s mother)
Female, playing age 40s,

Female, playing age 40s – 50s

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