“…At times it’s like a circus, at times it’s a raunchy, provocative, cabaret-like act, at times a hilarious comedy and at others a harshly realistic and moving drama.”
Taranaki Daily News ’09

OH BABY! is a bizarre circus theatre, a hospital melodrama, a concoction of great emotion, heightened physicality and hilarity… THINK ER ON ACID!

Pathologically afraid of giving birth, struck by womb envy, mad with love, sprung by a biological clock and obsessed with the world’s falling sperm count, OH BABY! dissects the experiences of the doctors who run this unusual fertility clinic. OH BABY! blends comedy, aerial dance, acrobatic theatre and innovative design to bring you this funny, sexy saga of new life.

“….breathtakingly spectacular, raucously funny and delicately intimate…..Co. Theatre Physical have clearly established themselves as a company to watch.”
New Zealand Herald ’09

Premiere and touring…

OH BABY! premiered at Taranaki Festival ’09 and in Auckland at the Concert Chamber, August 20th to 30th, in association with STAMP at THE EDGE® and funded by Creative New Zealand and Arts Alive. OH BABY! has since toured to the Bay of Islands Festival ’10, Fuel Festival ’10 and the Nelson Festival ’10. OH BABY! also presented at Tapac Theatre Motions Rd, Pt.Chevalier as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival.


A DVD of the show is available – please contact us.


Jeremy Birchall
Mike Edward
Eve Gordon
Beth Kayes
Paul MacDiarmid
Debbie Newby

Margaret-Mary Hollins

Joey Ruigrok Van Der Werven and Simon Coleman

Design realisation and construction
Simon Coleman

Lighting Designer
Vanda Karolczak

Sound and Visuals Designer
Theo Gibson

Costume Designer
Elizabeth Whiting and Eve Gordon

Costume Maker
Yvonne van Baardwijk

Conceived and produced by
Beth Kayes