LONDON Classic Theatre brings My Mother Said I Never Should to Taunton Brewhouse on 23rd and 24th October.
Charlotte Keatley’s play, which is directed by Michael Cabot, follows the relationships of mothers and daughters over the years.
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. It follows the women through the immense social changes of the 20th century, using a kaleidoscopic time structure, and focusing on four generations of one family as they confront the most significant moments of their lives.
In 1940, former teacher Doris encourages 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 and first staged in Manchester, Keatley’s play is the most frequently performed work by a female playwright worldwide.
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