Baby, What Blessings

Theatre (drama)

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  • theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Theatre 2
  • 11:05
  • Aug 24
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Three Sisters Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year

Description

Baby, What Blessings follows the trajectory of a relationship between a white woman and a black man. In the wake of a turbulent first love, we find Billie grappling with responsibility and confronting her own naivety. It asks how far we are bound to our personal realities, and what listening really means. A coming-of-age tale with a twist, contributing to discussions around the smooth, slick, confused racism of liberal. Previous praise for Three Sisters: 'a work of tightly-wound heartbreak and delight' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'The extraordinary potential of the all-female crew behind this production is unprecedented' ***** (FelixOnline.co.uk).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Jo Bacon 51 days ago

Deeply moving, honest writing and clear meaningful performance with pace.

Kevin Marchand 54 days ago

Reviewer 65 year old white male
Worth going to? Definitely if you want to have a thought provoking morning. The solo show rattles along covering all aspects of a relationship from one side. It provokes you to consider how an individual tries to relate to another who really does not want to be involved with them. Further productions should be sought out as the 3 Sisters do more

Pete Bog 56 days ago

An irrepressible show about hindsight coming into focus and coming to terms with the pain it reveals. Over the monologue's course Billie gradually reveals herself and, in doing so, also reveals the telling gaps in her own introspection - the uncertainties and unsayable things, articulate absences, which she can't quite bring herself to fill in. Painful, funny and engaging to the last, with a nuanced, insightful script and a beautifully deft central performance, 'Baby' is a delight that I can't stop thinking about.


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The Student Newspaper 57 days ago

Baby, What Blessings is a well-crafted piece of theatre, untangling a complex relationship between a white woman, Billie, and a black man, Amal. Billie is the lone narrator of this story, inviting us into her fragile mind as she navigates power, politics, race and mental health, drowning in her youthful naivety. These sweeping issues come into focus through a lens of intense intimacy, creating a perspective that is unique in its sensitivity and insightfulness.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 58 days ago

"I kind of want to die – but I’d really like to get into publishing, too," says Billie (performed by Grainne Dromgoole), as she explains the story of her first real love.Baby, What Blessings is a one-person account of intimacy, in which memories are as much a source of torment,...

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Deadline News (3/5 stars) 58 days ago

Baby, What Blessings! is the story of Billie, a naive university undergraduate, as she recounts her relationship with Amal. The relationship has a profound impact on Billie, causing her to develop an infatuation which is all-consuming even as it brings her face to face with her white privilege.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 60 days ago

Billie's a "people pleaser", a 19-year-old woman seeking "the truth" who's main life events are fresher’s week and getting kettled at a protest on the way to the opera. ...

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