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My Mother Said I Never Should

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Presented by: London Classic Theatre
Presented at: The Theatre Royal Winchester

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.

The play details the lives of four women through the immense social changes of the twentieth century. 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 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 of their lives irrevocably. Written in 1985 and first staged at the Contact Theatre, Manchester, Charlotte Keatley’s award-winning play is the most commonly performed work by a female playwright worldwide..


Along Tickets: £12.50

Earlier Event: 14 March
Later Event: 15 March
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