By: Vivian French
Directed by: Jemima Levick
Co-produced by: Stellar Quines & Perissology Theatre Co
In association with: Shetland Arts
Pinkie and April always see each other about town. They have different friends, different styles, and different tastes.
Pinkie hangs out on College Green, smoking fags (and anything else that goes around) with Phil and her other friends who are pierced up, grunged out, coloured in, and biker-booted.
April doesn’t. She hangs out on Park Street, with Marco and the other ‘streetys’. Snow white trainers on, designer labels showing, midriff out and every hair exactly in place, is what counts in her part of town.
But despite their differences Pinkie and April just can’t help getting under each other’s skin. And somehow, despite everything, they end up together at Tinley Road School for young mums.
Playwright Vivian French researched Baby Baby (originally a teen novel by French) when working with a group of girls at a unit for young mothers in Bristol on a writing project. They talked about their experiences, emotions, discoveries and feelings before and after, as they entered motherhood aged 16 or even younger.