My Mother Said I Never Should


London Classic Theatre presents

 My Mother Said I Never Should

by Charlotte Keatley

Directed by Michael Cabot

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.

Using a kaleidoscopic time structure, Charlotte Keatley’s story focuses on four generations of one family as they confront the most significant moments of their lives.

In 1940, Doris, a former teacher, encourages her nine-year-old daughter, Margaret, to mind her manners and practice 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.

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

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

Tickets £15.50 (including booking fee)

Education Pack available from the Box Office on request.

Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes including interval

Age recommendation: 13+

There are two instances of strong language in the show



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