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