Olivier award-winner Katie Brayben stars in the long-awaited return of a classic play
After a lengthy break from the West End, My Mother Said I Never Should has its first London revival in over 25 years. Playing at the St James Theatre, and spanning four generations of women and set against the massive social upheaval of the 20th century, My Mother Said I Never Should explores the difficult relationships between grandmothers, mothers and daughters. Charlotte Keatley's play is about the choices we make – from our place in society, our career or our position within our family – which determine the course of our lives and how it is never too late to change. It explores the belief that being a mother is at odds with being a professional success, and is a powerful story of love and jealously between mothers and daughters told through the stories of four generations of women. Directed by Paul Robinson, twice nominated for Best Artistic Director at the Off West End Awards in 2014 and 2015, this production is guaranteed to be spell-binding. “…shows how many generations it takes to learn how to love.” – The Sunday Times "Impeccable revival…Maureen Lipman is outstanding." – The Guardian "…beautifully, hilariously, heartbreakingly real." – whatsonstage.com ★★★★☆ – Evening Standard ★★★★☆ – The Times ★★★★★ – The Upcoming Runtime: 2 hours 30 minutes. YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. When booking tickets, you can pick your seat from the seatmap once you've selected a date. For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Your patience and understanding is appreciated while these take place. Valid ID required for ticket collection. West End theatre ticket sales are final and bookings cannot be amended, exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled). All listed offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.
"This is a landmark play. The theatrical equivalent of breaking the four minute mile."