Women of Twilight

Women of Twilight

Baby farming and the ill treatment of young children is certainly a topical issue, as director Jonathan Rigby rightly comments in the programme. Since the tragedy of Baby P, the media has been filled with reports of further tragic instances of abuse, often occurring right under the noses of the very people responsible for that child’s protection. Sylvia Rayman’s stark 1950′s drama takes a look at the aforementioned issues, as well as the then-stigmatised practice of single motherhood, intimately focusing on the lives of nine young mothers struggling to get by on little-to-no money.

The strained and tense lives of these women are captured superbly by a strong cast of clearly defined characters; the distinct traits of each one are highlighted and defined to provide contrast, whilst each actor maintains a sense of vulnerability that ties them all together as outcasts in a society that frowns upon motherhood out of wedlock.

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