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Play - Shakespeare, Thu 28 - Sat 30 Mar 2019, £12-£19

My Mother Said I Never Should

My Mother Said I Never Should

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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 practice 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.

Written in 1985 and first staged at the Contact Theatre, Manchester, Charlotte Keatley's award-winning play is the most commonly performed work by a female playwright worldwide. My Mother Said I Never Should has been translated into 22 languages and has earned Keatley the George Devine Award, as well as the Manchester Evening News Award for Best New Play. In 1990, Keatley was also nominated for an Olivier Award as Most Promising Newcomer.

London Classic Theatre first produced My Mother Said I Never Should in 2000 to critical acclaim. This revival by one of the UK's leading touring companies promises to bring the play to life for a new generation.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 28 - Sat 30 Mar 2019
Performances each evening at 19:30, matinee Saturday at 14:30.

Prices

Tickets: £12.00 - £19.00; selected concessions on selected performances.

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Singleton Street,
Swansea,
SA1 3QJ

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Map reference: SS 652928  Lat: 51.61784 Long: -3.94844

From East - Approach Swansea via M4 leaving the motorway at Junction 42 for Swansea (Signposted Llanelli, Swansea). Turn left onto the A483 (Fabian Way) Signposted Swansea. At traffic signals (Parc Tawe Bridge) continue forward onto the A4067 Signposted Gower (you will pass Sainsburys on your left) follow signs for City Centre. Take the right hand lane (passing Tesco on your right) and turn right at the Traffic lights onto West Way.

From West - At M4 Junction 49 roundabout take 3rd exit onto the M4 Signposted Cardiff, Swansea, Llanelli. Leave the M4 at Junction 47 take 4th exit at roundabout onto the A483 (Signposted Swansea West). At roundabout take 1st exit Signposted Swansea. At traffic signals continue forward onto the A483 Signposted City Centre. At roundabout take 2nd exit (city centre). At next roundabout take 3rd exit (city centre). Keep in right hand lane and at traffic lights turn right onto the A4118 Signposted City Centre. At traffic signals continue forward onto Orchard Street (B4290). At traffic signals bear right onto The Kingsway. Keep in left lane continue forward (Signposted Gower). Turn left onto Dillwyn Street. Bear left onto Singleton Street.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.8 miles from Swansea station