BABY FACE

 

Hey Baby! Welcome to a world of knee socks, bunches, lollypops, bubble gum and models adopting the childlike expressions  of six year old girls. A daring exploration into the paradox of living in a society that continues to infantilise women. Paedophilia is not ok yet fetishised images of women as pre-pubescent girls are. In this brave and outlandish performance a grown woman attempts to be your baby to discover if innocence really is as sexy as we’re told it is.

The touring of this show was kindly supported by using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The creation of the piece was supported by The Tom Hunter Foundation (as part of Scotland's '100 Disruptors' initiative) and a successful crowd funding project. Created between 2015 - 2018. With special thanks to Battersea Arts Centre, Platform Theatre, Mitchell Arts Centre and Axis Arts Centre.

WINNER OF THE AUTOPSY AWARD 2018

WINNER OF LUSTRUM AWARD 2018

(TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR TOURING)

Previous Performances:

Harlow Playhouse Essex 2019

The Lowry  Manchester 2019

Brighton Dome 2019

Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield 2019

Sheffield Theatre Deli 2019

The Tron Theatre Glasgow 2019

Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe run 2018

In Between Time, The Wardrobe Theatre 2017

Buzzcut Festival, Pierce Institute, Glasgow 2016

Camden People’s Theatre, London 2015

Reviews

  * * * * * A YOUNGER THEATRE     * * * *  THE GUARDIAN    * * * * THE STAGE

  * * * * THE SCOTSMAN   * * * * THE SCOTTISH HERALD   * * * * BROADWAY BABY

* * * * OUTLIER SCOTLAND **** FEST   * * * * ARTHURS SEAT  

* * * * EDINBURGH REPORTER   * * * *  THE SKINNY * * * * REVIEWS HUB MANCHESTER

* * * * PLAYS TO SEE * * * * VOICE MAG

“fierce in its attack on the trope of sexy innocence, spitting rage even as it simpers” - The Guardian

''A pointed examination of the way women are infantilised.. big on impact' - The Independent 

“An extraordinary physical performance” - The Scotsman

“very necessary attack on received values which challenges notions of complicity and conditioning” - The Scottish Herald

"This is theatre at its most powerful, urgent, disruptive.. " - Ed Fringe Review

“Dye’s complete control of the room never wavers” - The List

 “Baby Face works through abrupt juxtapositions and jarring handbrake turns, never letting you settle into spectatorship” - Whats on Stage

“A daring take on one of societies few remaining taboos” - The Wee Review

“Forces the audience to confront both ourselves and the media we absorb” - The F Word

Tour Press 2019

Interview BBC Radio Sussex (37.05 - 50:08)

Feature article written for A Younger Theatre

Forge Press Arts Sheffield Interview

‘Sugar and Spite’, blog review in Tempthouse

Reviews Sphere * * * * from The Tron Theatre

Press Previews

Featured in The Sunday Times Best of Theatre and Dance at The Festival

Featured in The Independent - Most Interesting Shows at The Fringe

Featured in The List, 'Manspreadin The News', nine shows tackling toxic masculinity at The Fringe

Interview with Theatre Bubble on the creation of the piece

Interview with Summerhall TV

Top Picks and Award Winners fringe, Blouin Art Info 2018

The Vile Arts Blog fringe 2018

Top Picks from The List Week 1 of The Fringe

Miro Magazine Interview

Interview with Dazed and Confused (2016)

 

Creative Team

Lighting Design: Michaella Fee Rossi   Lighting Design for Tour: Eleni Thomaidou   

Sound Design: Zac Scott       Producer: Jack Stancliffe Tour Technical Operator: Becky Plotnek

Marketing images/film: Daniel Hughes      Vocal Assistance: Ella May Caton

       Dramaturgy/Choreography Assistance: Craig Manson