My Mother Said I Never Should heads to Winchester

Charlotte Keatley’s award-winning play My Mother Said I Never Should is brought to Theatre Royal Winchester from Thursday 14 March to Saturday 16 March by London Classic Theatre.

This poignant, bittersweet story above love, jealousy and the price of freedom, details the lives of four generations of women in 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.

My Mother Said I Never Should is the most commonly performed work by a female playwright worldwide. It’s been translated into 22 languages and earned Charlotte Keatley the George Devine Award, as well as the Manchester Evening News Award for Best New Play. In 1990, Keatley was nominated for an Olivier Award as Most Promising Newcomer.  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.

Starring Kathryn Ritchie as Jackie Metcalfe, Judith Paris as Doris Partington, Lisa Burrows as Margaret Bradley and Rebecca Birch as Rosie Metcalfe. The production has been directed by Michael Cabot, Artistic Director of London Classic Theatre.

My Mother Said I Never Should will be at Theatre Royal Winchester from Thursday 14 March – Saturday 16 March. To find out more or to book visit www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01962 840 440.