Much like a retrospective take on MTV’s ’16 and Pregnant’, ‘Be My Baby by Amanda Whittington’ awakens the audience to the horrid trials and tribulations of teenage pregnancy in the 1960s, where these baby-bumped girls didn’t have the option of keeping their child. A beautifully written script and superb acting allows each character to brilliantly exemplify the many issues that come with having a bastard child in the 1960s. The only faults in this otherwise gleaming production are with the occasionally slow transitions and somewhat dragging scenes. ‘Be My Baby’ opens your eyes to the tragedy of society’s response to pregnancy, and, more widely, of simply being a woman in the mid-twentieth century.
Zoo Roxy, 5 – 13 Aug, 4.30pm (5.30pm), £6.00 – £8.00, fpp242.
tw rating 3/5