My Mother Said is about the choices we make which determine the course of our lives and how it is never too late to change. Looking at the social and professional place of women, it explores the belief that being a mother is at odds with being a professional success. This is a powerful story of love and jealously between mothers and daughters told through the stories of four generations of women.
Tiny Fires Ltd is an independent production company set up by director Paul Robinson and producer Tara Finney, the award-
My Mother Said I Never Should
Wednesday 13th April – Saturday 21st May 2016, 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday matinees, 2.30pm
No Wednesday matinee on 13th April
No performances on Sundays
St. James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA
National treasure Maureen Lipman (Oklahoma, Outside Edge, See How They Run) and Olivier-
On this exciting casting, Director Paul Robinson says, I am delighted to be working with Maureen for the first time. I am, of course, well-
My Mother Said I Never Should is a non-
Robinson treats the piece as a memory play looking at how our recollections of the same events in our own families differ so wildly. My Mother Said I Never Should is a moving exploration of the relationships between mothers and daughters and the consequences of breaking the most sacred taboo of motherhood.
2016 has been dubbed as 'the year of the female playwright' and there is ongoing fierce debate around roles for women on stage; Keatley's four strong female protagonists enact the huge social and political changes of the past 100 years.
Keatley comments, I wrote this play to explore how to live, work, love and raise children -
I don’t know if you’ll ever love me as much as I love you but one day
you’ll understand why I’ve done this to you.