Mary's Babies


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.
Mary's Babies at Jermyn Street Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Jermyn Street Theatre
Started: Wednesday 20 March 2019
Closes: Saturday 13 April 2019
Running time:1 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


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.


Synopsis


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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Theatre


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16b Jermyn Street
London SW1Y 6ST

Box office tel: 020 7287 2875

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 20 March 2019

Press night:Friday 22 March 2019

Closes:Saturday 13 April 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-30pm

Tickets


Previews:
£15.00

Standard:
£30

Concessions:

£20


£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.


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Cast


Emma Fielding

Katy Stephens


Creatives


Author: Maud Dromgoole
Director: Tatty Hennessy
Designer: Anna Reid
Lighting: Jai Morjaria
Sound: Yvonne Gilbert
Production: Co-production with Oak Theatre

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