Babies

MusicalsMusicalComedyOff-West End
DURATION
2 hrs
DATES
Until 14 July 2024
AGE
Suitable for 11+
from
£18
AboutVenueTickets

Why watch Babies?

  • Smash-hit musical Babies returns to The Other Palace Theatre for a strictly limited run after a successful run at London’s West End.
  • Babies, winner of the BYMT New Music Theatre Award 2021, is a satirical look at what can happen if you have to be both a child and an adult at the same time.
  • This coming-of-age family entertainer is a comedic yet heartbreaking look at friendship, growing up, and accepting that change is inevitable.
  • Babies captures the rollercoaster journey of parenthood in a fresh, entertaining, and critically-acclaimed way.

Catch a different coming-of-age story in Babies, a New(born) Musical! The show returns to London this summer at the Other Palace Theatre and stars Heartstopper’s Bradley Riches as Toby.

Martha Geelan, who wrote the book the show is based on, directs the production, which features orchestrations by Jack Godrey (42 Balloons) and Olivier Award nominee Joe Beighton (SIX, Sweeney Todd, St Anne Comes Home). Alexzandra Sarmiento (Hamilton, Cabaret, Strictly Ballroom) acts as the choreographer. The musical set and costume designer is the award-winning Jasmine Swan, while the sound design is by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Paul Gatehouse, with lighting design by Will Hayman.

Storyline

Summer is over. Year 11 is here. You are no longer a child. It's time to enjoy more parties, take on more responsibilities, and even become parents (to a plastic robot baby simulator). Following an increase in pregnancies among their seniors, the school's sex education department is pushed to take action.

Babies depicts nine classmates who embark on their most significant school project yet: keeping an artificial baby alive for a week. As the stresses of adolescence collide with the obligations of parenting, students are forced to examine themselves. What do they truly want? Who do they truly want to be? What kind of parents are they going to be? Do plastic robot babies need diaper changes?

Show timings

  • Show timings for Babies may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & crew

  • Leading roles: Ashley Goh as Alex, Bradley Riches as Toby, and Jaina Brock-Patel as Becky
  • Ensemble: Grace Towning as Cover Leah/Grace/Becky, Lauren Conroy as Jasmine, Lucy Carter as Lulu, Max Mulrenan as Ben, Morgan Philips as Alternate Toby, Cover Jacob/Ben, Nathan Johnston as Jacob, Rowan Macpherson as Cover Jasmine/Alex/Lulu, Viola Maisey as Grace, and Zoë Athena as Leah
  • Book: Martha Geelan
  • Music & lyrics: Jack Godfrey
  • Director: Martha Geelan
  • Orchestrations: Joe Beighton & Jack Godfrey
  • Musical supervisor & Vocal Arrangements: Joe Beighton
  • Choreographer: Alexzandra Sarmiento
  • Set & costume designer: Jasmine Swan
  • Sound designer: Paul Gatehouse
  • Lighting designer: Will Hayman
  • Musical director: Lauren Hopkinson

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Top songs

The show’s music and lyrics are composed by the talented artist Jack Godfrey, with orchestrations and musical supervision by award-winning musical director and supervisor Joe Beighton. Babies features an amazing pop-rock score with songs like Hot Dad, Baby Baby Baby, Without Saying Goodbye, and Someone Else.

Age & content guide

  • The show is suitable for people aged 11 and up.
  • The show features scenes with strong language, alcohol, and references to addiction.

The Other PalaceRead more

Originally launched as St. James Theatre in 2012, The Other Palace Theatre has a main theater with 312 seats and a studio theater with 120 seats. The renowned cultural and social venue hosted a diverse mix of drama, musical theater, cabaret, and jazz in its earlier era. It reopened in February 2017 as The Other Palace, the hub for musical theater, after closing down in January 2017 for renovations.

Seating Capacity: 432

Getting there

Address: 12 Palace St, London SW1E 5JA, United Kingdom

Tube: The nearest tube station is Victoria (on the District, Circle, and Victoria lines) which is a 2-5 minute walk from the theatre. We recommended using the Cardinal Place exit.

Bus: Take buses 2, 11, 13, 16, 38, 52, 73, 82, 42, or 148 to reach the theater.

Facilities & accessibility

Available Facilities: Bar, restaurant, toilets

Accessibility: Accessible toilets, assistance dogs allowed, accessible parking, access performances

Additional information

  • Security: To ensure your comfort and security, you might encounter a few security checks when you arrive at the venue.
  • Dress code: Smart casual or semi-formal attire is the way to go.
  • Outside Food: While outside food isn't usually allowed, many theatres have cafes or restaurants nearby for you to check out before or after the show.

Tickets redemption

  • You’ll get an instant email confirmation right after you book your tickets.
  • Enjoy a hassle-free entrance to the venue by showing your mobile ticket and a valid photo ID – no printout necessary!

Cancellation & refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Frequently asked questions about Babies

How much do the Babies tickets cost?

The cost of the tickets starts from £28.19 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What age is Babies appropriate for?

This show does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children aged 11 and above.

Where is Babies playing in London?

Babies is playing at the Other Palace Theatre in London.

What is Babies about?

Babies is a musical about dreams, friendships, and growing up.

How long does Babies run for?

The running time of this show is 2 hours.

Who are the main stars of Babies?

The main stars of Babies are Ashley Goh as Alex, Bradley Riches as Toby, and Jaina Brock-Patel as Becky.