Be My Baby
By (author) Amanda Whittington
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Be My Baby by Amanda Whittington
Book DescriptionRevised edition - with new scenes - of this best-selling play: over 5000 sales to date, GCSE set text. Set in a Mother and Baby Home in 1964 in the north of England and peppered with songs from the period, "Be My Baby" follows the fortunes of Mary Adams, aged 19, unmarried and seven months pregnant. Forcibly sent to the home by a mother intent on keeping up appearances, Mary has to cope with the drawing realisation that she will have to give the baby up for adoption whether she likes it or not. First staged to unanimous acclaim and full houses at the prestigious Soho Theatre in 1998 with Eleanor Bron and Diana Quick - and again in 2000, "Be My Baby" enjoyed a nationwide tour in autumn 2002 and embarks on a tour of Scotland in autumn 2005.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781854598875
(197mm x 130mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 29-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.
Ladies Down Under, Paperback (April 2007)
A follow-up play to "Ladies Day", here, Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda - are celebrating with the trip of a lifetime to the Land of Oz. While Shelley dreams of luxury and glamour, the rest of the gang decide to go and camp out under the stars at Ayers Rock. But Shelley soon discovers there's more on offer than posh hotels, casinos and surfers.
Ladies' Day, Paperback (September 2006)» View all books by Amanda Whittington
Work, love and life are just one long hard slog for the fish filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot the year it relocated to York.
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Author Biography - Amanda Whittington
Amanda Whittington lives and works in Nottingham, where many of her plays have been set, notably Players Angels about the women workers at the Players Cigarette factory in the fifties - to be revived in late 2002 as Wills Waifs by Bristol theatre company, Show of Strength. Her latest play, Satin 'n' Steel, was a big hit at Nottingham Playhouse and Bolton Octagon in February 2005.
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