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Baby Dolls

By Tamara von Werthern

Three women meet at a baby shower. But darker things than cupcakes and baby-grows are on their mind.
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In this dystopian future where women’s bodies are state-controlled, prospective parents undergo intense scrutiny to obtain a parenting licence, practising with life-like baby dolls under government surveillance. 

Join us for our latest R&D project, a black comedy about fertility control and climate change, funded by the National Lottery Project Grants through Arts Council England and supported by Greenwich Theatre.

Scroll down to check out the creatives involved and join our mailing list for opportunities and updates on the next stages of Baby Dolls. 

This project is committed to zero waste. 

June 30th 2023 | Greenwich Theatre
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Baby Cookies

Meet The Cast & Creatives

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Tamara is an award-winning German-British playwright, screenwriter and novelist.

Her work has been performed at the Royal Court, Southwark Playhouse, the Pleasance, the Arcola and the Space Theatre, amongst others. She is published by Nick Hern Books.
For screen, her short film I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire won Best Screenplay Lift-Off Season Award 2019.


She is working on a TV drama series looking at positive news stories around climate change aimed at young teens with psychotherapist Jane Taylor Rahman.


Her debut English-language novel, Only the Lonely, was published in 2022. The book was originally written in German under the title Ich glaub, es Hackt!, with two more books in the series, Ach du liebe Zeit! and Adel auf dem Radel.


Other published work includes contributions to Letters To The Earth (Harper Collins) and 100 Voices 100 Years (Unbound) Tamara is founder, co-producer and co-host of theatre podcast Fizzy Sherbet, which won a Sarah Award in New York in 2020 and aims to connect women from around the world.

ANNA GIRVAN – Director 

Anna Girvan is a London based director. She is originally from Newcastle and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School for an MA in Directing. She is a Jerwood assistant director and RSC Creative Fellow and a visiting director to Mountview, Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall.


As a director her work in theatre includes The Invisible Man at Northern Stage; Our Country’s Good at Tobacco Factory Theatres, Twelfth Night at the Southwark Playhouse; Go Between, Someone Else and Room 504 at the Young Vic.


Assistant and associate director work includes Orlando at The Garrick; The Glass Menagerie at Duke of Yorks; Leopoldstadt on West End and Broadway; Noises Off! at The Garrick; Exit the King, The Red Lion and The Beaux’ Stratagem at the National; People, Places and Things on UK tour; Hamlet and King Lear for the RSC and on UK and US tour; Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe and Happy Days at the Young Vic.

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Photo by Craig Fuller

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FIONA STEED - Co Producer

Fiona is the General Manager and Associate Producer for Smith & Brant Theatricals, an award-winning West End and Broadway theatre producing company. Since July 2018 she has managed all their West End and UK Tour productions (current and past projects include COME FROM AWAY (Phoenix Theatre), MOTHER GOOSE (West End / UK Tour), FATAL ATTRACTION (UK Tour), TRUE WEST (Vaudeville Theatre), BITTER WHEAT (Garrick Theatre) and GHOST STORIES (Ambassadors Theatre / UK Tour).


She previously worked for Sonia Friedman Productions as a Production Coordinator on THE FERRYMAN, DREAMGIRLS and CONSENT. Prior to this she worked as a Production Coordinator at Greene Light Stage (previously Old Vic Productions) and as Production Assistant at Mark Rubinstein Ltd as part of the Stage One Apprenticeship. She has also spent time at Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol, and was a Project Producer at the Bristol Old Vic, producing their yearly NT Connections festival.

& CHARLOTTE KEITH Co Producer for Very Rascals


Troy Glasgow

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Tom Kane

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How To Be Climate-Friendly In Your Theatre Practice and Creative Work.

Join us for this new Zoom workshop held by Tamara von Werthern, a mother, published author and playwright, to find and explore ways to increase climate awareness in your creative practice.



We Are Turning Green

Throughout this project we will be learning from Danielle Pipe (Environmental Impact Consultant) about how to improve the sustainability of our work and develop a plan for all of our projects in the future. 


We shall be sharing our findings over on our blog page. 

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