Be My Baby. By Amanda Whittington, Directed by Garry Thomas
On Stage 2 - 12 October, 2019
Auditions, Sunday 28th July By Appointment (PLEASE NOTE SATURDAY SLOTS ALL TAKEN)
We will do our best to accommodate your preferred time, but can’t guarantee specific times.
ABOUT THE PLAY
It’s 1964 but the sixties aren’t swinging for Mary Adams: 19-years-old, unmarried and pregnant. She is sent in secrecy and shame to St. Saviours, a Church of England mother-and-baby home run by a formidable Matron.
Mary is set to work in the laundry and shares a room with the tough-talking Queenie. The girls in the home bond over a love of girl-group records, which entertain, console and inspire as the birth of their babies approaches. When Mary finds she is expected to give up her child for adoption, she begins a desperate fight.
CAST (Ages are an indication only, please don’t be put off by this guideline)
MARY – 19 and seven months pregnant; likable, strong and determined
DOLORES – 17 and three months pregnant, naive and a dreamer
QUEENIE – 20 and four months pregnant; street smart with dreams of becoming a singer
NORMA – 20 and eight months pregnant; somewhat sheltered and simple
MATRON – Head of St Saviour’s, staunch outer appearance
MRS ADAMS – Mary’s mother, determined to keep up appearances