Baby, He Loves You comes to Hull from 19-28 April

By 14 February 2024News, Shows, Uncategorised

Details including dates and cast revealed for our big 2024 show: Baby, He Loves You, by Maureen Lennon

Illustration of a white bride with blonde hair, in a white veil and dark smuged eye make-up. She is holding a glass while male hands pour champagne into the glasses, which is overflowing. The bride is also wearing a navy blue man's wedding jacket.

How well do we know those who love us the most?

Bride-to-be Jodie is enjoying a rollercoaster of engagement parties and hen dos as her big day approaches. But when skeletons begin to tumble out of the closet, she must finally question what it means to love your family, no matter what.

Baby, He Loves You is a new play by Hull writer, Maureen Lennon, that weaves together original music, aerial acrobatics and storytelling under the intense gaze of a wedding party on Stage@TheDock.

A good night out

Dig out your favourite glad rags and join a hundred other guests in a decked-out marquee by the Humber for a wedding unlike any other.

Baby, He Loves You features original music by Ysabelle Wombwell, direction by Paul Smith, with choreography by Danielle Clements (Late Night Circus) and set design by Bethany Wells (Us Against Whatever; All We Ever Wanted Was Everything).

Many of the creative team behind 2023 hit, Modest, return with lighting design by Jessie Addinall, sound design by Tom Smith, costume design by Siân Thomas and dramaturgy by Middle Child literary manager, Matthew May.

Local cast

Hull actor Laura Meredith (Hullraisers, Coronation Street, Emmerdale) plays Jodie, alongside fellow locals Elle Ideson as best friend Lucy and Dan McGarry as dad, Phil.

University of Hull graduate Madeleine MacMahon (A Super Happy Story: About Feeling Super Sad) plays mum, Alison, while Jonathan Raggett plays fiancé, Mike.

Baby, He Loves You will run for 13 performances from 19-28 April, including four afternoon shows on Saturdays and Sundays.

Both performances on Saturday 27 April will include BSL interpretation by Sarah Cox.

Tickets go on-sale at noon, Tuesday 27 February, through the Middle Child website, at a suggested price of £20 but available from £15.

Baby, He Loves You is funded by Arts Council England and Hull City Council, with support from Wykeland and Stage@TheDock.

Visit our listing page for more details, including the full creative and production team credits.