FIVE BUDDING actresses will take to the stage for a new play looking at the plight of young pregnant girls in the 1960s.
The enthusiastic amateur actresses – one of whom is performing for the very first time – will feature in ‘Be My Baby’ to be put on by Uppermill Stage Society.
Set in a time when unmarried mothers were shunned and sent to mother and baby homes to give up their children, the play by Amanda Whittington and arrangement by Nick HernBooks promises to be intense and poignant.
But with humour weaved in and interludes of 1960s songs, including Be My Baby, there is also a lighter side.
The play will be directed by Norma Raiff, who recently won an award from the Greater Manchester Drama Federation for her directing of the same play in Droylsden.
Proceeds from the production will go towards £2,600 needed for a new lighting system at the church so the society can continue to put on performances there.
Be My Baby will be performed at Ebenezer Church, School Street, Uppermill, from October 16-19 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6 and are available from Turners Dry Cleaners inUppermill or by calling 07972 481385 (evenings).