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 London welcomed e-baby in November 2019 at the Brockley Jack Theatre, with four four-star reviews for Aequitas Theatre Company’s production, directed by Pamela Schermann,

Starring Rachael Bellis as Nellie and Kat Rogers as Catherine and produced by Sarah Lawrie, this was the sixth production of the play since its premiere at Melbourne’s Chapel Off Chapel in March 2015 (with direction and dramaturgy by Anna McCrossin-Owen).

A funny, provocative and poignant story of our times, e-baby  is the story of Catherine, a 45-year-old Australian lawyer living in London, who has everything: a husband, a career and an international life – everything except a child.

After seven years of IVF treatment in four different countries and four years of trying for a baby before that, she has come to the end of the line.

As a last resort, she hires Nellie, a mother of two living in the surrogacy-friendly state of Massachusetts, in the US, with her husband Mike – just a short flight from the New York law office where Catherine regularly commutes.

Nellie is Christian and is motivated by the desire to create families for infertile couples and to put her boys through college. Pregnancy has been a breeze for her and she seems like the perfect candidate.

However, Catherine finds her notions of social justice conflicting with her desire for a healthy child, while Nellie is torn between her her loyalty to Catherine, her family, and her faith. But there is no going back.

e-baby is a compassionate and feminist examination on one of the most intimate relationships of our times.

The central question posed by the play – how far would you go to have a child? – is one that audiences emerge hotly debating.

Heartfelt thanks to Aequitas Theatre Company and to Sarah Berger, founder of the So and So Arts Club, which staged a highly successful rehearsed reading of e-baby in August 2015, also directed by Pamela Schermann and featuring Kat Rogers as Catherine and Becky Hands Wicks as Nellie.

Thanks also to  Becky for promoting the play and to David Waters, licensing agent for e-baby at StageScripts for his support.

For production inquiries in Australia contact Australian Plays.

For production inquiries in the UK, US and Europe contact StageScripts.


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