Popular production My Mother Said I Never Should comes to Oldham Coliseum

London Classic Theatre’s popular production of My Mother Said I Never Should comes to Oldham Coliseum Theatre this April.

Rebecca Birch as Rosie, Kathryn Ritchie as Jackie, Lisa Burrows as Margaret (picture by Sheila Burnett)

Following a fire that destroyed the entire set of their touring production on New Year’s Eve, London Classic Theatre announced the extension of the UK tour will go ahead as planned.

Kathryn Ritchie returns to play Jackie Metcalfe and will be joined by Rebecca Birch (Rosie Metcalfe), Lisa Burrows (Margaret Bradley) and Judith Paris (Doris Partington).

Michael Cabot, Artistic Director of LCT, directs the production, which tours to 14 venues in 2019, visiting Oldham Coliseum Theatre from Tuesday, April 2 – Saturday, April6.

Set in Manchester, Oldham and London, My Mother Said I Never Should is a poignant, bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom.

The play details the lives of four women through the immense social changes of the twentieth century. Using a kaleidoscopic time structure, Charlotte Keatley’s story focuses on four generations of one family as they confront the most significant moments of their lives.

In 1940, Doris, a former teacher, encourages her nine-year-old daughter Margaret to mind her manners and practise the piano.

In 1969, Margaret’s relationship with her own daughter is strained, as art student Jackie experiments with her new-found sexual freedom.

When Jackie becomes pregnant at 18 and has baby Rosie, a decision is made that will affect all their lives irrevocably.

Charlotte Keatley is an award-winning playwright and My Mother Said I Never Should is the most widely performed play ever written by a woman, having now been translated or produced in 31 countries from Japan to Peru.

Her other credits include The Iron Serpent, An Armenian ChildhoodWaiting for MartinFears and Miseries in the Third TermThe Ringing Singing Tree, The Sleep of ReasonOur Father and I am Janet.

My Mother Said I Never Should runs from Tuesday, April 2 to Saturday, April 6 at Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

Tickets can be booked by calling the Box Office on 0161 624 2829 or online at www.coliseum.org.uk

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