Friday 26th April at 7pm in the Mitchener Hall Admission £2
Be My Baby follows the fortunes of a group of unmarried and pregnant girls in 1964 who have been sent to a Mother and Baby Home. The girls learn to cope with the shame and the dawning realization that they will have to give their babies up for adoption whether they like it or not.
In Mine, a young couple have a beautiful home and a glamorous life. They have everything they could wish for. Except the one thing they want most of all: a baby. But when they do finally adopt a child, the baby's troubled mother also comes into their lives, and a frightening tug-of-love ensues.
Wit tells the story of Vivian Bearing, a specialist in the sonnets of John Donne who has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to her illness is not unlike her approach to Donne: probing and rational. During the course of her illness, she reassesses her life and work with profundity and wry humour.
Dancing at Lughnasa is set at harvest time in County Donegal, 1936. In a house just outside the village of Ballybeg live the five Mundy sisters, barely making ends meet and trapped in their domestic situation.
Jumpy is a frank and funny modern family drama questioning parental anxieties and life after fifty. Hilary once protested at Greenham. Now her protests tend to focus on persuading her teenage daughter to go out fully clothed.