My recent theatre trips have included The Rubenstein Kiss and Mary’s Babies. Here’s a round-up of my on-the-night reactions to each – plus a must-watch video review from my 82-year-old neighbour.
Mary Barton and her husband Berthold Wiesner ran a pioneering fertility clinic: they were among the first to offer, with full anonymity, artificial insemination by donor for couples they thought were “good stock”.
‘Sublime… mesmerising… captivating.’ What else have critics been saying about Maud Dromgoole’s new play Mary’s Babies, inspired by the shocking true story of fertility pioneer Mary Barton? We’ve rounded up review highlights below for the premiere production at Jermyn Street Theatre. Time to get booking!
Written by Maud Dromgoole and directed by Tatty Hennessey, Mary’s Babies looks at the ethical considerations of intrauterine insemination en masse, as well as its emotional cost. But first, some background history…
For the most part, though, Mary’s Babies is enjoyable and witty, and surprisingly easy to follow despite its complicated structure. A thought-provoking play, and an impressive feat of endurance and versatility from two talented performers.
Maud Dromgoole’s new play Mary’s Babies, just opened at Jermyn Street Theatre, looks at ethical and personal choices relating to genetics, family and donor conception. During the run, two post-show discussions involving two key organisations in the field will be held to explore some of the issues raised. Time to get booking!
Tonight’s the night! Katy Stephens and Emma Fielding star in the world premiere of Maud Dromgoole’s new two-hander Mary’s Babies, inspired by the true story of fertility pioneer Mary Barton. Check out our gallery of first-look production photos – and then get booking!
Tatty Hennessy and Maud Dromgoole’s last collaboration, Acorn, was a hit in 2016. Now, as her own play A Hundred Words for Snow continues to critical acclaim at Trafalgar Studios, Hennessy again dons her director’s hat for Hennessy’s provocative new drama Mary’s Babies officially premiering tomorrow at Jermyn Street Theatre. Watch our videos with Tatty and her stars below – and then get booking!
As previews begin tonight (20 March 2019) for the world premiere of Maud Dromgoole’s Mary’s Babies, at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre, sneak a peek inside the rehearsal room with stars Katy Stephens and Emma Fielding, who play 41 parts between them. Respect! Time to get booking!
Emma Fielding and Katy Stephens star in the world premiere of Maud Dromgoole’s Mary’s Babies, playing dozens of character who may all – unknowingly – be related. The premiere production, directed by A Hundred Words for Snow author Tatty Hennessy, runs at Jermyn Street Theatre from 20 March to 13 April, with a press night on 22 March. Time to get booking!
Jermyn Street Theatre launches into its 25th anniversary year with a season of work that brings together celebrated theatrical figures Trevor Nunn and Howard Brenton with a rich array of exciting new talent.
Persephone and Eurydice’s myths are defined by men. What happens when these men are removed and the characters plunged into a modern dreamscape? Maud Dromgoole’s Acorn brings these women and their fates together in a world of fragmented narratives and moments of biting wit.