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.


‘… a piece of deft storytelling theatre with a quiet emotional punch’ (Mark Fisher, Northings)
‘… a beautifully structured double monologue’ (The Scotsman)
‘a wonderfully stylish piece of theatre with two hugely impressive performances’ (

Production Tour Dates

  • 30 – 31 January, Garrison Theatre, Lerwick, Shetland
  • 4 – 7 February, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
  • 10 February, Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
  • 11 February, Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock
  • 12 February, Regal Community Theatre, Bathgate
  • 18 February, Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling
  • 19 February, North Edinburgh Arts Centre
  • 20 February, East Kilbride Arts Centre
  • 23 – 24 February, OneTouch Theatre, Eden Court, Inverness
  • 25 February, Plockton High School
  • 27 February, Red Shoes Theatre, Elgin
  • 28 February, Lyth Arts Centre, Wick
  • 2 March, Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
  • 3 – 5 March, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
  • 6 March, Platform, The Bridge, Easterhouse, Glasgow
  • 7 March, Cumbernauld Theatre
  • 10 March, Aberdeen Arts Centre
  • 12 March, Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy
  • 13 March, Lochside Theatre, Castle Douglas

Baby Baby (2009)

Baby Baby was a world premiere and a co-production with Perissology Theatre Co, in association with Shetland Arts.

Creative Team

  • Writer: Vivian French
  • Director : Jemima Levick
  • Composition & Sound Design : Philip Pinsky
  • Set Design: Lisa Sangster
  • Lighting Design: Colin Grenfell
  • Costume Design: Kathryn Smith
  • Movement : Jane Howie


  • Hannah Donaldson
  • Ashley Smith


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