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Taking Care of Baby  

Taking Care of Baby $19.95 ex GST
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None of this is the truth. It’s just people saying things. It’s all subjective. There’s the truth, and there’s what people think is the truth, and it all depends on how you slant it…

Taking Care of Baby tackles the complex case of Donna McAuliffe, a young mother convicted of the murder of her two infant children. In a series of probing interviews the people in this extraordinary story, including Donna herself and her bewildered mother Lynn, reveal how they may have harmed those they sought to protect.

Dennis Kelly’s ambitious play uses the popular techniques of drama-documentary and verbatim theatre to explore how truth is compromised by today’s information culture.

Review
Kelly's play does not just put truth on trial, it puts media and political spin, family lies and even verbatim theatre itself in the dock. I have never seen so many people buy the script at the interval… an imaginatively realised and moving story  -  Lyn Gardner, The Guardian



Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-778-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

DENNIS KELLY burst onto the scene with his brilliantly twisted debut Debris at Theatre 503 in 2003. Since then his work has been produced throughout Europe, as well as at the BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), Traverse, Arcola, Hampstead and the National Theatre. All his plays are published by Oberon.

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