About My Mother Said I Never Should

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.”

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.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…

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 in Charlotte Keatley’s My Mother Said I Never Should.  They will be joined by Caroline Faber (The Taming of the Shrew, The Heiress, Hangover Square) and Serena Manteghi (The Railway Children). Presented by Tiny Fires Ltd. this is the first London revival of the play in over 25 years.

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The Venue

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Where is My Mother Said I Never Should?

12 Palace Street London SW1E 5JA
  • Nearest Bus stop: Routes 16, 38, 52, 73, 82, 42, 148 all pass near the theatre
  • Parking: Eccleston Bridge Road
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Victoria Bus Station) 24, 36, 148, C2, N2, N11, N16, N38, N44, N52, N73, N136
  • Nearest Tube: Victoria, District, Circle
  • Directions:

    Head northeast on Wilton Road (towards Victoria Street), Continue onto Allington Street, turn left to stay on Allington Street, turn right onto Warwick Row,  continue onto Palace Place, turn right onto Palace Street and the theatre will be on y

  • Nearest Station: Victoria