Mary’s Babies


DATE:
20th March – 13th April 2019

VENUE:
Jermyn Street Theatre

SERVICES PROVIDED:
Production Management

PRODUCTION MANAGER:
Cameron Murray

WRITERS:
Maud Dromgoole

DIRECTOR:
Tatty Hennessy

DESIGNER:
Anna Reid

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Jai Morjaria

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.