Next Door’s Baby

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A Bonny Baby competition brings a neighbourhood feud to a head in 1950s Dublin.

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Set in 1950s Dublin/>/>, Next Door’s Baby is an earthly tale of feuding mothers, jealousy and family secrets.

Orla O’Brien lives in a household headed by her formidable mother. Next door are the snobbish Hennessys and their widowed daughter, Miriam. Both households boast the recent arrival of a baby boy; and when the local paper announces a bonny baby competition, the families square up for a battle of bonnets, dimples and barbed remarks. But while their mothers are blinded by mutual enmity, Miriam and Orla find that they both carry a shameful secret – and together they hatch a daring plot to make a break for freedom and to take control of their lives. .

Written by a husband and wife team, this is a premiere production of a witty and poignant musical play. Next Door’s Baby is for anyone who ever had a family.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 06/02/2008

Closing Night: 08/03/2008

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Cast & Creative


Peter Basham, Stephen Carlile, Claire Louise Connolly, Robert Gill, Louise Gold, Elinor Lawless, Brenda Longman, Riona O’Connor, Vincent Shiels, Emily Sills


Director - Paul Prescott

Designer - Sam Dowson

Lighting Designer - Stuart Burgess

Author - Bernie Gaughan

Lyrics By - Matthew Strachan