Brenda's Got A Baby
An uproarious comedy about Black womanhood, sisterhood, motherhood – and babyhood.
After an unexpected break-up and beaten down by comparison to her married little sister, Ama embarks on a frenzied journey to become a mother.
Rollercoastering from a Black sperm donor shortage to a racialised healthcare system - and an overbearing family of her own - Ama's charging head-first into embarrassing conversations, awkward encounters and defiant decisions.
Written by Jessica Hagan
Direction Anastasia Osei-Kuffour
Design TK Hay
Lighting Ben Jacobs
Sound Khalil Madovi
Video Adam Lenson
Dramaturgy Naomi Obeng
Assistant Designer Ania Levy
Stage Manager Stacey Nurse
Production Manager for NDT Sy Supersad
Producer for Nouveau Riche Sarah Verghese
A Nouveau Riche and New Diorama co-production. Co-commissioned by New Diorama and Soho Theatre.
Supported by Arts Council England, Jerwood Arts, Cockayne Foundation, City of London Community Infrastructure Levy Neighbourhood Fund.
The commissioning of Brenda’s Got A Baby was enabled by a grant from the New Play Commission Scheme, a project set up by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, UK Theatre and the Independent Theatre Council, and funded by Arts Council England, the Theatre Development Trust and donations from actors, directors, playwrights and producers.