My Mother Said I Never Should 

by Charlotte Keatley

 

“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.”

Doris, born illegitimate in 1900, exchanges her budding teaching career for marriage and motherhood. When the war is over her daughter Margaret marries an American and has Jackie, who becomes a 60s rebel. When Jackie finds herself a single mother it is decided that baby Rosie will be brought up as Margaret's own. That’s the plan anyway.

Keatley’s award-winning play is a moving exploration of the relationships between mothers and daughters and the consequences of breaking the most sacred taboo of motherhood. 

  

Jackie Katie Brayben

Doris Maureen Lipman
Rosie Serena Manteghi
Margaret Hilary Tones
 
Director Paul Robinson
Designer Signe Beckmann
Lighting Designer Johanna Town
Composer & Sound Designer Simon Slater
Video Designer Timothy Bird
Costume Designer Helen Coyston
Movement Director Lucy Cullingford
Casting Director Sophie Parrott CDG
 
 
 
★★★★ “a terrific, bittersweet play...a stand-out production” The Times 

 

★★★★ “deeply affecting” Telegraph

 

★★★★ “a cracking quartet of actresses” Evening Standard

 

★★★★ “complex and sensitive” Financial Times

 

★★★★ “powerful and poignant” Metro

 

★★★★ “bold, long overdue revival” The Stage 

 

★★★★ “Lipman has never been better” The Sunday Express

 

★★★★ “Lipman is on cracking form” The Jewish Chronicle

 

★★★★★ “an outstanding piece of theatre” The Upcoming 

 

 

Watch our BEHIND-THE-SCENES trailer.

Watch our OPENING NIGHT video.

 

Check out our photos here: 

REHEARSALS | PUBLICITY | PRODUCTION

 

@tinyfiresltd #MotherSaid

 

 

Tiny Fires' inaugural production ran at St James Theatre, London from 13th April - 21st May 2016.

 

 

 

My Mother Said I Never Should 

by Charlotte Keatley

 

“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.”

Doris, born illegitimate in 1900, exchanges her budding teaching career for marriage and motherhood. When the war is over her daughter Margaret marries an American and has Jackie, who becomes a 60s rebel. When Jackie finds herself a single mother it is decided that baby Rosie will be brought up as Margaret's own. That’s the plan anyway.

Keatley’s award-winning play is a moving exploration of the relationships between mothers and daughters and the consequences of breaking the most sacred taboo of motherhood. 

  

Jackie Katie Brayben

Doris Maureen Lipman
Rosie Serena Manteghi
Margaret Hilary Tones
 
Director Paul Robinson
Designer Signe Beckmann
Lighting Designer Johanna Town
Composer & Sound Designer Simon Slater
Video Designer Timothy Bird
Costume Designer Helen Coyston
Movement Director Lucy Cullingford
Casting Director Sophie Parrott CDG
 
 
 
★★★★ “a terrific, bittersweet play...a stand-out production” The Times 

 

★★★★ “deeply affecting” Telegraph

 

★★★★ “a cracking quartet of actresses” Evening Standard

 

★★★★ “complex and sensitive” Financial Times

 

★★★★ “powerful and poignant” Metro

 

★★★★ “bold, long overdue revival” The Stage 

 

★★★★ “Lipman has never been better” The Sunday Express

 

★★★★ “Lipman is on cracking form” The Jewish Chronicle

 

★★★★★ “an outstanding piece of theatre” The Upcoming 

 

 

Watch our BEHIND-THE-SCENES trailer.

Watch our OPENING NIGHT video.

 

Check out our photos here: 

REHEARSALS | PUBLICITY | PRODUCTION

 

@tinyfiresltd #MotherSaid

 

 

Tiny Fires' inaugural production ran at St James Theatre, London from 13th April - 21st May 2016.

 

 

 

Tiny Fires Ltd is an independent production company set up by director Paul Robinson and producer Tara Finney to create high quality, unique and innovative theatre.

 

"From Tiny Fires comes big results" - Ought to be Clowns
(on My Mother Said, 2016)

Paul Robinson is joint director of Tiny Fires Ltd. Paul trained as a director at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He is Artistic Director of new writing powerhouse Theatre503 where he was twice nominated for Best Artistic Director at the Off West End Awards in 2014 and 2015. From June this year he will take up the post of Artistic Director at The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

 

For Theatre503: And Then Come the Nightjars (co-production with Bristol Old Vic), A Handful of Stars (transfer to Trafalgar Studios), Land of Our Fathers (transfer to Trafalgar Studios, UK Tour and Found111), The Life of Stuff, Desolate Heaven, Life for Beginners, The Swallowing Dark (co-production with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse), Salts Meets Wound, They Have Oak Trees In North Carolina (503/Radio4), The Lifesavers (Colchester/TMA Award Nomination), Manor House (Latitude Festival), Porn: The Musical (Best New Musical Award, The Offies), Epic (Latitude Festival) and The Charming Man (Best Director nomination, The Offies).

Other theatre credits include: Big Sean, Mikey and Me (Pleasance, Edinburgh), Falstaff (NT Cottesloe), Duck Variations (NT Olivier), Hello and Goodbye (ETT/Trafalgar Studios), Breakfast with Mugabe (Ustinov Studio Bath), Who Killed Mr Drum? (Riverside Studios), World's End (Pleasance/Trafalgar Studios) and the West End transfer of Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll.

Tara Finney is joint director of Tiny Fires Ltd. Tara qualified as a corporate solicitor before starting her theatrical career as Resident Assistant Producer at Theatre503 (Desolate Heaven, Where the Mangroves Grow, ELEGY, Life for Beginners). Tara then spent 18 months as Producer at Iris Theatre leading on two open-air summer seasons in the grounds of St Paul’s Church (Alice Through the Looking Glass, Richard III, Alice in Wonderland, Julius Caesar) and 18months as Associate Producer at Company of Angels working on their pan-European festival and various co-productions (World Factory, Theatre Cafe Festival 2014/15, Helver's Night).

Her independent work through her company Tara Finney Productions includes Land of Our Fathers (Found111, National Tour, Trafalgar Studios, Theatre) and the critically-acclaimed debut play by Phoebe Eclair-Powell, WINK (Theatre503). She also produced The Natives for the Old Vic New Voices Festival 2015 and will be producing Jay Taylor's debut play, The Acedian Pirates (Theatre503) in October 2016. She is also developing a play with award-winning writer Jon Brittain.

 

Tara is supported by the Stage One Bursary Scheme.