B FOR BABY by Carmel Winters – Presented by The Everyman
Thursday, January 14th, 2021
This rehearsed reading of B for Baby, by Carmel Winters, is part of Play It by Ear, a programme of shows for The Everyman stage and available on live audio broadcast.
‘It was like we were two children – two innocent children just… playing’ Mrs C wants a baby not a Christmas tree. B wants a real hairdresser’s scissors and a wife. D wants a snow globe and ‘a big head of dirty auld curls’. All of them want their own place in the world. And if they can’t find it, they’ll create one of their own.
The play follows B and D in the care home where they are residents, and where Mrs C is a carer, on their special – ‘very fecking special’ – journey towards happiness.
B for Baby is a tender, sharp-witted play set in a residential care home for people with severe learning disabilities. The acuity and generously compassionate portraits result in a moving, if at times uncomfortable, drama. Poignantly exploring forbidden topics, B for Baby invites the audience to rediscover the power and joy of make-believe.
The play was first presented by the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock Stage, September 2010.
Winner of the ‘Irish Times Irish Theatre Best New Play’ award for 2010.
Price: €12 Live Audio Broadcast
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