Be My Baby
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781854598875Publication Date:
28 Jun 2005
Size: 197mm x 130mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780011233Publication Date:
12 Jun 2014
£8.99 £5.84You save £3.15 (35%)
First Staged:
Soho Theatre Company at the Pleasance Theatre, London, 1998

Be My Baby

By Amanda Whittington

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A poignant drama about attitudes to teenage pregnancy in 60s Britain.

Be My Baby follows the fortunes of Mary Adams, aged 19, 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 as they sing along to the girl-group songs of the period.

This edition includes new scenes added for several successful revivals of the play.

There's lots more information about staging the play on Amanda Whittington's website, and there's also a Facebook page for GCSE and A-Level students who are studying the play.

Be My Baby is a SET TEXT for GCSE English Literature (WJEC)

Watch an interview with Amanda Whittington about Be My Baby on StageTalk.tv here.

Press Quotes

'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.'

Guardian
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781854598875Publication Date:
28 Jun 2005
Size: 197mm x 130mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780011233Publication Date:
12 Jun 2014
£8.99 £5.84You save £3.15 (35%)

Also by Amanda Whittington:

Kiss Me Quickstep
Ladies' Day
Mighty Atoms
Ladies Down Under
The Thrill of Love
Satin 'n' Steel
Player's Angels

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