|Production Fees (Global)
AUD$50 per performance
“The play uses dialogue and choreographed movement to tell the story of Linda who 29 years before was forced to give up Sal by her parents. Basing the work on real accounts of Birth Mothers through the National Parents Network, it drives home the mixed emotions and pain bound up in the experience. What makes this more than a straight forward play is the clever choreography – chorus dancers are used throughout to convey the emotions, communication difficulties and harsh realities of it all to great effect.”
David Schaffer Southern Daily Echo.
“The play is a sense bombardment. It encompasses strong Acting, dance music and an atmosphere of compassion and stimulation. As an adopted person, I found it made me squirm as I was faced with similar situations myself. This play spoke the words I never dared say and punched where I had only thought of it.”
National Parents Network
The purchase of a single script infers no Copying or Performance rights. (Scripts and music can’t be copied for readings, auditions or rehearsals without purchasing the Copying Fee.) The fee gives you the right to copy the script and musical scores that you have purchased as many times as you need for these performances.
To stage a performance, you must announce your performance dates to Maverick Musicals and state whether you are or are not charging for tickets. This will dictate what kind of royalty fee you will be invoiced for.
Copying Fees (for rehearsal materials) and a Performance License must be obtained before your production can take place. Our streamlined system means that a Performance License Application is activated when you order the Basic or Deluxe Package. (Please note that it is a breach of Copyright to copy scripts and music, or to perform musicals or plays without the Publisher’s permission.)
AU$30.00 – AU$75.00 ex GST
In 1975 the UK law changed to enable adopted adults to trace their roots. This led to a vast number of reunions between Birth Mothers and their lost children. How do people come to terms with these missing years?
In Birth Mother, we follow the story of Linda, who has a secret.
Although her husband, Ringo knows about it, her daughter, Alyson remains unaware.
Suddenly a letter arrives which leads to an incredible reunion.
The secret is revealed.
These events prompt Linda into a re-evaluation of the way in which she treats her daughter Alyson.