Baby death case inspires Buxton Fringe play

Steve Orme

Caroline Burns Cooke will take her play And the Rope Still Tugging her Feet, which examines the treatment of unmarried mothers in Irish society, to Buxton Fringe.

This “dark, comic” tale was inspired by the 1984 Kerry babies case, an investigation in County Kerry into the killing of one newborn baby and the alleged killing of another.

The play is dedicated to women who have suffered at the hands of mistaken ideologies, particularly those who have experienced the loss of a child.

Written and performed by Caroline Burns Cooke, And the Rope Still Tugging her Feet plays Underground at The Old Clubhouse, Buxton on Monday 17 July at 5:30PM and Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 July at 4PM.