Arts group is ready to dazzle with new play

Newspaper: Reporter Series.'Story: Dewsbury Arts Group feature.'Pictured: Sue Saville - Art Director.'Photo date: 10/09/15'Picture Ref: AB211b0915

Newspaper: Reporter Series.'Story: Dewsbury Arts Group feature.'Pictured: Sue Saville - Art Director.'Photo date: 10/09/15'Picture Ref: AB211b0915

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After more than 50 years of entertaining, Dewsbury Arts Group is gearing up for its latest performance.

The group, which boasts over 300 patrons and 170 members, holds six main productions a year.

Their next big performance, Be My Baby, opens at their theatre in Lower Peel Street on Saturday, October 3 and is brimming with humour and heartache.

Set in the sixties, in a mother and baby home in the North of England, the play follows Mary, unmarried and seven months pregnant.

Taken to the home by her mother, Mary and three other girls in the home, has to cope with the shame and the dawning realisation that she will have to give her baby up for adoption.

The play is based on fact – such homes existed in the 1960s but are not often spoke n about.

Dewsbury Arts Group will be performing Be my Baby from Saturday October 3 to October 10 (excluding Sunday), starting 7.30pm.

Ticket reservations can be made by calling 01924 465647.

If you would like more information about the play, contact the director, Sue Saville on 01924 408197.