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e-baby - Jack Studio Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AEQUITAS Theatre Company is presenting the UK premiere of e-baby at the Jack Studio Theatre. Written by Jane Cafarella and directed by Pamela Schermann, it runs from Tuesday, November 19 to Saturday, November 30, 2019.

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?

e-baby is performed by Kat Rogers and Rachael Bellis.

Produced by Sarah Lawrie for Aequitas Theatre, e-baby is designed by Isabella Van Braeckel, with lighting by Charli Hurford and sound by Ellen Kruger.

Playwright Jane Cafarella is an Australian playwright and former journalist whose plays have been performed in Australia, Singapore, the UK and the USA, and have been translated into Turkish and Tamil. e-baby, her first full-length play premiered in Melbourne in 2015 to critical acclaim, with direction and dramaturgy by Anna McCrossin-Owen, and has had production every year since.

e-baby was also nominated for Best Production in the Tasmanian Theatre Awards 2018 and Katie Robertson, who played Nellie, won for Best Performance (Female) in a Professional Production.

e-baby is suitable for ages 14+.

Tickets: £16, £13 concessions. To book, call the box office on 0333 666 3366 (£1.75 fee for phone bookings only) or visit

Time: 7.30pm.

Also at the Jack Studio Theatre: Douglas Baker’s adaptation of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick (until October 26) and A Kind of Loving, John Godber’s new adaptation of the novel by Stan Barstow (October 29 to November 16, 2019).