A somber and brooding meditation on destiny, lost innocence and the nature of evil, ‘The Baby Farmer’ is The Laudanum Project’s most ominous work to date. Set against the backdrop of London’s East End during the 1870’s, this one act play explores the isolation and spiraling Madness that surrounds 6 year old Agatha May and her mentally ill mother Winnifred Alcorn. Amidst an ever growing nightmare of premonitions, omens and visitations Agatha and Winnifred’s darkened world slowly begins to unravel when a shadowy stranger with a sinister agenda appears on the streets of Whitechapel and initiates a terrifying game of cat and mouse that will leave both mother and daughter changed forever. The Baby Farmer has also been released as an adult picture book with full text from the play and breathtaking illustrations by artist Chloe Neath.
Warning: Contains haze effects, adult themes, horror with themes of infanticide
"I was left numb by the experience. This is a must see for lovers of theatre and ghostly tales." Kerry Cooper, Stage Whispers.
"Unsettling and not always likeable, but an unexpected gem." Richard Evans, The Advertiser 4.5 stars.
"... discomforting, gripping, ominous – and fantastic." - Miriam K, Kryztoff RAW