Catherine, an Australian expat living in London, has everything – a husband and an international life. Everything except a child. In a last desperate attempt to fulfil her dream of motherhood, she hires Nellie, a mother of two and first-time surrogate, living in the surrogacy state of Massachusetts in the USA. Together they embark on a journey that creates and changes lives.
e-baby is a story of love and betrayal, highlighting the hitherto hidden world of surrogacy, where new life can start with an online ad. How far would you go to have a child?
When an audience is effortlessly made to think, laugh and cry, a slice of the human experience is shared – what more could you ask for. Upstaged Reviews
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Jane Cafarella’s award-winning play follows Catherine and her American surrogate Nellie’s experiences with wit, warmth and compassion… Heart-breaking, joyous and painfully honest, e-baby is a play you won’t want to miss. ★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions
A touching, well acted tale… Surrogacy is common enough today and the play is a fascinating look at the whole issue, at the complex human relations involved… it is a provocative, informative and moving piece ★★★★ Reviewsgate
It’s a heartrending story in many ways… This play’s characters are credibly realistic, and it was intriguing to observe the interactions between these two very different women, not only divided by a common language but by personal interests and outlook on life. A worthwhile experience. ★★★★ London Theatre 1
Photography by Christian Trinder and artwork by Jason Gemenis