Be My Baby
by Amanda Whittington.
3rd and 5th to 10th October 2015
Set in 1964, “Be my Baby” tells the story of four young women, who are sent away to give birth and avoid the stigma of being unmarried mothers. Tucked away in a Church of England mother and baby home in the North of England they await delivery of their babies – who will then be given up for adoption.
Such homes existed during the sixties and the women had to cope both with the shame and the dawning realisation that they had to give their babies up for adoption, whether they liked it or not. The girls are all very different and we learn of their individual back stories as they come to terms with their circumstances.
Despite everything, their youthful effervescence breaks through, as they sing along to the girl-group songs of the period – whose popularity became a feature of the 1960’s.