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Competition: My Mother Said I Never Should at St James Theatre

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My Mother Said I Never Should
By Charlotte Neatly
April 13 April to May 23
St James Theatre

The most performed play by a female playwright.

“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.”

National treasure Maureen Lipman (Oklahoma, Outside Edge, See How They Run) and Olivier-award winning Katie Brayben (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, King Charles III, American Psycho) will lead the cast, they will be joined by Caroline Faber (The Taming of the Shrew, The Heiress, Hangover Square) and Serena Manteghi (The Railway Children).

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 an archetypal 60s rebel. When Jackie can’t face being 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. A play about the choices we make which determine the course of our lives and how it is never too late to change.

“This is a landmark play. The theatrical equivalent of breaking the four minute mile.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“The play… shows how many generations it takes to learn how to love.” John Peters, The Sunday Times

Produced by Tiny Fires

To win a pair of tickets to My Mother Said I Never Should at St James Theatre, London, go to www.thestage.co.uk/competitions and enter your details and MYMOTHER in the code box. Entries close at midnight on March 27.

Terms and conditions: Subject to availability. Non-transferrable and no cash alternative.

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