Main House London Classic Theatre

My Mother Said I Never Should

by Charlotte Keatley, directed by Michael Cabot
  • 22 - 25 May
My Mother Said I Never Should

Event Information

Performed from Wed 22 — Sat 25 May

“In its revelation of mother-daughter emotions over the years, the play is without rivals. It is a classic” The Times

Written in 1985, Charlotte Keatley’s award-winning play is the most frequently performed work by a female playwright worldwide.

Set in Manchester, Oldham and London, My Mother Said I Never Should is a poignant, bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom told through the lives of four women. Four generations of one family confront the most significant moments of their lives and experience at first hand the immense social changes of the twentieth century.

In 1940, Doris, a former teacher, encourages her nine-year-old daughter, Margaret, to mind her manners and practise the piano. In 1969, Margaret’s relationship with her own daughter is strained, as art student Jackie experiments with her new found sexual freedom. When Jackie becomes pregnant at 18 and has baby Rosie, a decision is made that will affect all their lives irrevocably.

London Classic Theatre first produced My Mother Said I Never Should in 2000 to critical acclaim. This revival by one of the UK’s leading touring companies promises to bring the play to life for a new generation.

★★★★ “A beautifully acted, absorbing and very thought-provoking evening” Theatre News

★★★★  “Endearing performances by a talented cast make this one to watch” At The Theatre

Wednesday – Saturday 7.30pm

Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Tickets from £22

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies

Starring Rebecca Birch, Lisa Burrows, Judith Paris and Kathryn Ritchie

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Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

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