Deborah Bruce's play Godchild is a dark comedy about the rewards and pressures of childlessness on a woman approaching middle age. It was first performed at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, London, on 31 October 2013.
The play is in four scenes, three of which take place in a flat belonging to Lou, 40, whose god-daughter Minnie, 19, has moved in to take up a place at university. Minnie’s arrival shines a harsh light into the corners of Lou’s life – revealing it to be not as it seems. Her relationships are complicated, her neighbours are closing in on her, and the clock is ticking.
The Hampstead Theatre production was directed by Michael Attenborough and designed by Francesca Reidy. The cast was Pearl Chanda, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Chook Sibtain and Michael Shaeffer.