Katy Dye

Baby Face

Presented by The Lowry + Word of Warning as a WTF Wednesday

In Brief

Is innocence sexy? Can infantilism get women what they want? A talcum powder explosion exploring the fetishisation of the female form and the morality of desire.

Now that it’s over, read a ★★★★ review by The Reviews Hub.

Read Katy’s latest article about Baby Face in A Younger Theatre, and her recent ★★★★ review in The Guardian — “a performance of utter, terrifying commitment.

Venue + Booking Details

Date: Wednesday 20 March 2019, 8pm
Venue: The Lowry (Aldridge Studio), Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
Tickets: available to reserve from Friday 15 February, Pay What You Decide (cash only) in person on the evening. Please note the WTF Wednesday ticketing policy below.
Box Office Tel: 0161 876 2000 (The Lowry)

Access Information

Age advisory: 16+. With no interval, the show lasts approximately 50 minutes. Features a combination of audience participation + spoken text; NB contains haze + talcum powder. For specific age + access information please email info@habmcr.org or call 0161 232 6086.


“Hey Baby! Welcome to a world of knee socks, bunches, lollypops, bubble gum, and models adopting the childlike expressions of six-year-old girls. A daring exploration into the paradox of living in a society that continues to infantilise women. Paedophilia is not ok, yet fetishised images of women as pre-pubescent girls are. In this brave and outlandish performance a grown woman attempts to be your baby to discover if innocence really is as sexy as we’re told it is.”

Read interviews with Katy about Baby Face in Miro Magazine + Theatre Bubble.

Winner of Summerhall’s 2018 Autopsy + Lustrum Awards.

Who is she?

An award-winning artist from the UK, Katy Dye creates artworks that include performance/theatre/visual art/photographic collaborations, and is interested in iconography, materiality, and entertainment. Whether it is creating performance or visual artwork, she seeks to connect to physical sensation when making work, and often approaches her live performances as though they were paintings or drawings. Inspired by many forms including dance, photography, and sound, she is is interested in the joy and subversion of creating art and bringing this to audiences. She has been involved in a broad range of projects, from public processions to pub quiz events.

Katy’s performances have been supported by organisations such as National Theatre of Scotland, In Between Time, BAC, Camden People’s Theatre, Rich Mix, The Tom Hunter Foundation, and hÅb/Word of Warning at Haphazard 2016 + Emergency 2017.

What people have said about Baby Face

(A) pointed examination of the way that women are infantilised …big on impact.
Lyn Gardner, The Independent
…a ruthless mix of dance, song and audience participation.
★★★★★ A Younger Theatre
…a confronting and acutely necessary exploration of the infantilisation of women.
★★★★ The Skinny
…a powerfully thought-provoking indictment of capitalist culture’s pervy underpinnings.
★★★★ The Stage


Lighting design: Michaella Fee Rossi | sound design: Zac Scott | producer: Jack Stancliffe | marketing images/film: Daniel Hughes | dramaturgy/choreography assistance: Craig Manson
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Kindly supported by the Tom Hunter Foundation (as part of Scotland’s 100 Disruptors initiative), Battersea Arts Centre, Platform Theatre Glasgow, and a successful crowd-funding project.


www.katy-dye.com | @katydye1

WTF Wednesday ticketing policy at The Lowry

As this is a Pay What You Decide event, we know some people who book tickets won’t turn up on the night so we send out more tickets than there are places. We do our best to get the numbers right but we advise you arrive early to ensure you get a seat! We don’t often have to disappoint people but if we can’t fit you in we will try to offer you tickets to another show in The Lowry that night.

Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2019

Thu 28 Feb, 8pm (doors 7.30) PWYD | NIAMOS
The Rave Space
Wed 20 Mar, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Baby Face
Sat 27 Apr, 12noon-3pm. FREE | Z-arts
Haphazard 2019
Thu 16 + Fri 17 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | STUN Studio
Works Ahead 2019
Wed 29 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Forecast
(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide.)