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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.”

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 


★★★★ A cracking quartet of actresses - Evening Standard 

★★★★ A terrific, bittersweet play and this is a stand-out production - The Times

★★★★★ An outstanding piece of theatre - The Upcoming

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after purchase.


Running Time: TBC

How Does It Work

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Monday – Saturday evening 7.30pm

Wednesday & Saturday matinee 2.30pm

Where Do I Go

12 Palace St, London SW1E 5JA

By Tube

The nearest tube station is Victoria. We are situated within a 5 minute walk of the station.

Victoria Station is easily accessible from the following lines

District, Circle, Victoria

St. James Theatre