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Maud Dromgoole is a writer whose plays have appeared at the Bunker, the Courtyard Theatre, the Arcola, Southwark Playhouse, and Tristan Bates Theatres.
Tatty Hennessy is an award-winning playwright, dramaturg and director.
All characters in Mary's Babies are fictional.
Mary Barton, a pioneer of fertility treatment, thought her husband was perfect.
And doesn't every child deserve the perfect father?
So Mary used her husband's sperm to impregnate up to a thousand women, and then burnt all the records.
A thousand resulting children, the 'Barton Brood', with no idea about their shared father.
Meeting each other. Making friends. Having babies.
Maud Dromgoole's play is based on the true story of Mary Barton and the Barton Brood, researched through surveys and interviews.
Provocative, funny, and fascinating, it imagines a series of encounters between these unknowing half-siblings.
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London SW1Y 6ST
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
£10 for under-30s (100 tickets)
A special rate of £10 will be available for donor-conceived persons
After Saturday March 30 all tickets are full price.
Author: Maud Dromgoole
Director: Tatty Hennessy
Designer: Anna Reid
Lighting: Jai Morjaria
Sound: Yvonne Gilbert
Production: Co-production with Oak Theatre