Baby Doll archiveNineteen-year-old Baby Doll is in big trouble. Her husband's business is failing, the money's drying up and his virgin bride has vowed to deny him sex until her twentieth birthday. But when he seeks revenge on his Sicilian rival, Baby Doll's troubles really begin. A passionate tale of the Deep South, both a searing examination of racial bigotry and corruption, and a tender portrait of love and loneliness. Running time 2 hours 35 minutes.


Georgine Anderson, Jonathan Cake, Charlotte Emmerson, John Marquez, Morris Perry, Ken Shorter, Jimmy Akingbola, Anthony Bailey, Paul Brennan, Ben Craze, Abi Gouhad, Marshall Griffin, Mac McDonald, Diana Oxford, Patrick Poletti, Alexander James Simon, Anthony Taylor


Author: Tennessee Williams
Director: Lucy Bailey
Design: Bunny Christie
Lighting: Chris Davey
Music: Django Bates
Sound(s): Adam Rudd, Ian Roberts (Original)
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Baby Doll

Baby Doll (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1148021953. Details of all Baby Doll archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1382395125

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3 Mar 00
2 May 00
Lyttelton (National Theatre)
West End
Greater London

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Time Out (11Jan01): Designer [Bunny Christie] brilliantly creates the decaying mansion to which Archie takes his nymphet wife Baby Doll. [Lucy Bailey] s tense production, poised between thriller and comedy, exploits the voyeuristic nature of the material by presenting many of the scenes as if seen through the aperture of a camera.
The Daily Telegraph (11Jan01): [Lucy Bailey] s superb production opened at {Birmingham Rep::v143} last year. The good news is that Baby Doll seems every bit as steamy, blackly comic, and virtuosic the second time around. [Charlotte Emmerson] makes a troublingly alluring Baby Doll. [Jonathan Cake] has a terrifying authority as the whip wielding Vacarro. The marvellously staged hide-and-seek scene is one of the most exciting in London.

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