Pinewood Theatre

30th March - 1st April

My Mother Said I Never Should was written in 1985 and was first produced at the Contact Theatre in Manchester on 25 February 1987.

This play is about the difficult relationships between mothers and daughters and explores the themes of independence, growing up and secrets. A story which explores the lives and relationships of four generations of women. Their loves, expectations, and choices are set against the huge social changes of the twentieth century. When Jackie falls pregnant with Rosie, without a husband, she is unable to cope and hands over the baby to her mother, Margaret. The play looks at the consequences of this secret and each woman's opinion on it. The main themes of the play are relationships and motherhood. It is also about how the different generations break free from their parents' traditions and culture.

  • Opening Night
    30 March 2017 at 19:30 (Pinewood Theatre)
  • Evening Performance
    31 March 2017 at 19:30 (Pinewood Theatre)
  • Last Night
    1 April 2017 at 19:30 (Pinewood Theatre)
  • Doris
    Susanne Lee
  • Margaret
    Helen Hall
  • Jackie
    Ann Paxton
  • Rosie
    Gemma Galliers

by Charlotte Keatley

An amateur production by arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.


  • Director: Jenny Brown
  • Lighting Design: Peter Hider
  • Sound Design: Duncan Bruce