Twenty-eight years before The Importance of Being Earnest, a young woman gives birth to a baby boy. Is it an accident when Nanny places him in a handbag and her unpublished novel into the pram? In 1998 a new baby is stolen and an academic discovers an unpublished novel of more than usual revolting sentimentality. From Victorian wet nurses to 90s sperm banks, Mark Ravenhill's play examines the role of parenting in an age of diverse sexualities, biological engineering and Tinky Winky's handbag.
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- Intense Adult Themes
- Genre: Adaptations (Literature)
- Time Period: 1990s, Victorian (British and American)
- Cast Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Target Audience: Adult