With Charlotte Lucas and Kristin Milward. Directed by Nicolette Kay, Artistic Director of Muzikansky. Producer Rachel Payent, Designer Alex Marker

Faced with being an unmarried teenage mother, Anna gave up her only child in an action she has since tried to erase from her memory. Now a successful, film editor, Anna lives a perfect life alone in a sterile apartment, until a young woman called Billie arrives at her door. Billie acts in soap operas and is searching for her birth mother…

A compelling and poetic drama exploring the delicate reconciliation between a mother and the daughter she gave up at birth.  Together, these two fragmented women confront their differences: between then and now, between generations, and between the one who gave away and the one who was given away. 

Joanna Murray-Smith is a Melbourne based playwright, screenwriter and novelist. Her plays include Honour, Rapture, Bombshells, Nightfall, Redemption and Flame have been produced around the world. Honour has been produced in over two dozen countries including productions on Broadway, at the National Theatre with Eileen Atkins and the West End with Diana Rigg and Martin Jarvis. Both Honour and Rapture won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Best Play. Joanna is the  author of three published novels, Truce, Judgment Rock and most recently Sunnyside published by Penguin.
The cast: Charlotte Lucas who is best known for her regular role as Selena Geeson on TV's Bad Girls.  Her theatre credits include Darfur : How Long Is Never? (Tricycle), Fabulation (Tricycle), A Thought In Three Parts (BAC) and Fen (Salisbury Playhouse).  Kristin Milward who, as well as working on numerous Muzikansky projects, has extensive credits including the original production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Royal Shakespeare Company, West End and Broadway), Vanity/Onegin (Young Vic),  Plunder (National Theatre), The Illustrious Corpse (Leicester Haymarket and Soho Theatre) and many productions with Howard Barker’s The Wrestling School. 
@ The Finborough Theatre   20 February – Saturday, 17 March 2007
Love Child
by Joanna Murray-Smith
photo by IC Photos