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Strangers, Babies by Linda McLean


Strangers, Babies by Linda McLean

In five scenes, we see the how one woman can be a totally different being - with five different men. One by one, we see into each of her relationships, apparently existing in separate worlds. There's Dan, her ever-patient husband; Duncan, her dying and irascible father; Roy, her internet date; Denis, her estranged brother; and Abel, her Child Protection Officer son. May is the link that ties these lives together. But she's coming undone as a moment in her life is haunting them all. Strangers, Babies is very funny on the surface but chilling at its heart - as we watch one woman's desperate attempts to believe in a future that's worth living.


'Fine new writing ****'
Sunday Times

'A moving study of bereavement'
Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Linda McLean's plays include One Good Beating (1997 - part of the trilogy, Family), Riddance (2001) and Shimmer (2004). All were seen at the Traverse and all are published by NHB. She has also written for radio and cinema. She is married with two children.

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Publication date

22nd February 2007


Linda McLean

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Nick Hern Books


80 pages


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