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 LipmanRosie Serena ManteghiMargaret Hilary TonesDirector Paul RobinsonDesigner Signe BeckmannLighting Designer Johanna TownComposer & Sound Designer Simon SlaterVideo Designer Timothy BirdCostume Designer Helen CoystonMovement Director Lucy CullingfordCasting 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
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Tiny Fires' inaugural production ran at St James Theatre, London from 13th April - 21st May 2016.