At 9.30pm tonight (February 10th), you can hear ‘Baby Mama’, the fourth in our series of five new contemporary audio dramas collectively titled THE WAVES.
‘Baby Mama’, written by Manchester resident Stefanie Reynolds, catches up with mixed middle-class couple, Renee and James, on the day they move into an expensive flat within a former cotton factory in Ancoats, Manchester. With Renee heavily pregnant with their first child, workaholic James hires the apartment block’s cleaner to help Renee unpack, starting off an unlikely friendship between two black women of very different backgrounds and life experience.
Leading theatre company Tamasha, celebrated for telling stories from the global majority, has joined forces with acclaimed audio drama production company Holy Mountain to present THE WAVES. A series of five explosive 25-minute audio dramas, THE WAVES explores our age of so-called ‘culture war’ through the lens of the legacy of the British empire.
Reflective of contemporary life, some of the productions feature adult themes and language, tailored to an adult audience.
THE WAVES is made possible by the support of The Audio Content Fund; financed by the UK Government to fund independent producers making high quality, public service content for UK commercial and community radio, The Audio Content Fund has so far supported 128 projects distributing over £2.6m in the sector.
Written by: David Mann