The only words are to do with adoption. But that’s not what happened to us. What happened to us was something quite different.
Being a young mum is supposed to be hard – but for Hanna, the only thing she’s ever been brilliant at is raising her beloved daughter Ellie. Until a DNA test reveals staggering news. Ellie is not Hanna’s child. And now her ‘real’ parents want to meet.
How can an ancient mix-up in an overstretched maternity ward be explained to a three-year-old? Is Hanna supposed to let these strangers into her daughter’s life? Forced to question what being a parent really means, Hanna makes a drastic decision that will change all their lives.
Premiere presentation by a new playwright,
(Also at Greenwich,19-21 Feb)
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“Subtly amplifies questions of how much circumstances affect lives and identities... A lovely naturalness to the writing,”
“Deals carefully and intelligently with real, pertinent issues of class, care, family and love... A believable, relatable voice.”