Babies | Short Review

Aliya Al-Hassan
Thursday, June 13, 2024

This new musical is jam-packed with catchy tunes, endearing characters, pathos and humour

Babies (all photos: Matt Crockett)
Babies (all photos: Matt Crockett)

Jack Godfrey and Martha Geelan’s new musical has gained quite a cult following since it won BYMT’s New Music Theatre Award in 2021.

Now playing at The Other Palace Theatre, it is easy to see why. 

On paper, the premise is a slightly odd one: a group of Year 11 students is tasked with looking after fake babies for five days as part of a sex education assessment.

However, any doubts quickly dissipate in a show jam-packed with catchy tunes, endearing characters, pathos and humour.

Production Credits

Babies by Jack Godfrey and Martha Geelan

The Other Palace, London

Reviewed on 12 June 2024

Starring Shley Goh, Bradley Riches, Grace Towning, Jaina Brock-Patel, Lauren Conroy, Lucy Carter, Max Mulrenan, Morgan Phillips, Nathan Johnston, Rowan Macpherson, Viola Maisey, Zoë Athena 

Directed by Martha Geelan

Babies runs until 14 July - for more information and tickets, visit

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