Tale of survival and hope with swinging 60s sounds

Poulton Dramas cast of Be My Baby
Poulton Dramas cast of Be My Baby

Poulton Drama stage their autumn production this week - Be My Baby

It’s 1964 but the Sixties are not swinging for Mary Adams - 19 years old, unmarried and pregnant.

She is sent in secrecy and shame to St Saviours, a Church of England mother and baby home run by a formidable matron but meets tough-talking Queenie.

The girls in the home bond over a love of girl-group records, which entertain, console and inspire as the birth of their babies approaches.

When Mary finds she is expected to give up her child for adoption, she begins a desperate fight.

It’s a teen pregnancy tale of hope, friendship and survival set against a swinging 60s soundtrack - prepare for an evening of tears laughter and baby bumps.

Written by Amanda Whittington, the play is supporting Blue Skies Hospitals Fund - Blackpool Victoria Hospital Antenatal Unit.

It runs until Saturday at Thornton Little Theatre, 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 and concession tickets (for under-16s) are £8.

Call (01253) 887526 for tickets and more information.

Be my Baby

Poulton Drama Group

Thornton Little Theatre

Until Saturday, 7.30pm