Babies Theatre Project
Annie is 17. She has the world at her feet. Then she discovers that she is unexpectedly pregnant.
Joe is 18. He says he’ll support Annie, whatever she decides to do. But what does he mean by that?
As Annie and Joe face their parents with the situation, they receive unexpected reactions, changing their lives and view of the world forever.
Babies covers a wide range of themes dealing with teenage pregnancy, abortion, parenthood, relationships, marriage, family life, love and responsibility.
In Young Offender Institutions, Ten Ten runs a whole day workshop based on the play which includes the play, discussion, a drama workshop to open up the themes and a time of personal reflection. It sensitively enables the young men to understand delicate issues – issues which many of them face – with their hearts and minds.
“Babies” speaks very much to the young men in our care, addressing as it does issues around relationships both between boyfriends and girlfriends, also parents and children, and also abortion. The play helps them to see the importance of communication and listening within relationships and also helps them understand the moral issues.
Fr Roger Reader, chaplain at HMP YOI Feltham