My Mother Said I Never Should

by Charlotte Keatley

My Mother Said I Never Should had 4 performances about 20 years ago (between the 15th of July 1998 and the 18th of July 1998) at The Riverhouse Barn

"My Mother Said I Never Should..." was premiered in 1987 at Contact in Manchester (winner of the Manchester Evening News Best Play Award) and in 1989 at the Royal Court Theatre in London (joint winner Royal Court/George Devine Award). It has been translated into twelve languages and is performed across the world.

Charlotte Keatley wrote this play because she felt there were plenty of plays about fathers and sones and even mothers and sones but very few about mothers and daughters. It deals not only with this very special relationship but also with the issues which surround love and marriage throughout this century. It is a play about women, but not a 'femminist' play. No men appear on stage, but their presence is clearly felt. It is a play about honesty and commitment and by allowing teh characters to meet as children, Keatley shows us the child within the woman where the greatest truths lie.

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Doris Bradley (born Partington 1900) - Judith Dolley

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Margaret Metcalfe (born Bradley 1931) - Nicola Anderson

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Jackie Metcalfe (born 1952) - Frankie Godliman

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Rosie Metcalfe (born 1971) - Laura Allen

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Director - Jane Walters

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Director's assistant - Lynne Walters

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Set design and construction - John Godliman

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Set design and construction - Brian Walters

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Properties - Clare Pinnock

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Lighting - Bill Payne

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Sound design / operation - Iain Donaldson

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Stage Manager - John Godliman

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Stage Manager (assistant) - Clare Pinnock

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Continuity - Lynne Walters

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Properties - Anne Nunn