‘The Baby’ horror comedy focuses on 38-year-old Natasha, who unknowingly clings to a mysterious child who has never parted with her. She is trying to hand over the baby to the police so that it can be seen in her house the next day. When she sees the many deaths that take place in front of her, Natasha is terrified and wonders what she can do about the baby. The strange twist of events that touches Natasha’s life is so fascinating that one is curious about the origins of the British drama.
Is The Baby A Real Story?
No, ‘The Baby’ is not based on a real story. The narrative of the play was created by creators Siân Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer. “The Baby, we want to explore the strong concerns about the question of whether we will have children,” Robins-Grace and Gaymer said in a statement. “Disagreements of ignorance, confusion of everyone’s assurance, and allegations that the whole thing is a scam that took one thousand,” they added. Through Natasha’s efforts to care for the baby, the creators conceived the image of motherhood.
In the show, a mysterious child can be interpreted as someone who is afraid of Natasha raising a child. When her friends and acquaintances become mothers as part of an unquestionable social process, Natasha wishes to move away from the same. She even despises letting go of her friend Mags to treat her child in her life as she is “forced” to put the child first in her life, natural feelings, and desires. When “The Baby” becomes an inevitable presence in Natasha’s life, she is forced to become another Mag.
Robins-Grace and Gaymer show how Mags and Natasha became the same person while the first was identified as the ideal mother and the latter as the victim. The real scary aspect of ‘Baby’ is not a horrible killer. It is Natasha’s struggle to be the mother of a child that affects her life. The creators cruelly point out the difficulties of motherhood or caregiver without the outer garment of holiness that often accompanies motherhood. Although the play is a myth, such an honest portrayal of being a mother is a reality in real life.
The false story and the characters of ‘The Baby’ are set in the reality we live in. Natasha’s unexpected conversion to motherhood can be compared to the many women who suffer from an unplanned pregnancies worldwide. While the satanic power of child abuse compels the main character to embrace it, social norms and beliefs force women to proceed with their pregnancy, without considering their choice about the same. Robins-Grace and Gaymer’s program asks, does society, which seems to have anti-abortion rhetoric, also satanic?
The myth of the ‘The Baby’ could be a reality check for many. The exhibition promotes the need for women to make informed choices regarding pregnancy and the understanding of motherhood. Instead of using a true story to consider a narrative, the creation of Robins-Grace and Gaymer asks us to understand the “true story” of women and mothers who suffer because of the morals of the world.