According to the Royal Court around 20% of the bookers had babies and we counted 16 on the day! The event was generally considered a success and Noma Dumezweni was certainly unfazed and delighted that babies had been included when we caught up with her in the bar afterwards.
PIPA is now calling for more theatres to stage relaxed performances for parents and babies and will be working with Include Arts in the New Year to conduct some further research about how to widen theatre audiences to include parents with young children. And who knows, maybe we’ll move on to concerts and gigs in the near future!?