Production by Ellesmere Port Musical Theatre Company

My mother said I never should

My mother said I never should

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9th April - 11th April

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My mother said I never should - by Charlotte Keatley

Directed by Dawn Kennedy 

10th, 11th and 12th April 2014

Whitby Hall Studio Theatre.

Whitby Park,  Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port

Tickets priced at £10 are available from the Box Office on 0151 3394390 or online by clicking here


“My Mother Said I Never Should” centres around the lives of four women each linked by parentage. The plot follows the lives of these women as they deal with social and cultural change, facing expectations of behaviour, social standing and class. We watch as relationships between Doris, Margaret, Jackie and Rosie are pushed to the point of no return secrets are made, kept and exposed. Lives change and affect each of the women when they are most vulnerable. It is a story of human nature, of the bond between mother and daughter, sister and grandmother.


Doris Partington - Mandy Helsby

Margaret Bradley - Sasha Edge

Jackie Metcalfe - Sara Haynes

Rosie Metcalfe - Leah Dovey-Evans

Director: Dawn Kennedy

What the press have said:

"A warm, poignant elegy about growing up, growing old and growing or not growing wise. It's about debts and responsibilities; the grim burden of puritan inheritance; and how it takes generations to learn about the value of real feeling." - London Sunday Times

"Both demanding and rewarding in its complexity." - London Independent

"Humorously and compassionately, the play explores the emotional inheritance each woman receives from the other ... unpeeling the characters to their bones, on occasions with such intensity that I cried." - London Guardian

"Totally engrossing, warm, funny, [and] human.... Ms. Keatley refuses to preach about a woman's nature and her place in the world." - Manchester England News

"Like Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, this is a play which will influence the next generation of writers." - City Limits

“My Mother Said I Never Should” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD

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