Friday 20 March, 7.30pm & Saturday 21 March, 2pm & 7.30pm

My Mother Said I Never Should

A moving and funny exploration of the lives of four generations of women in one family.

‘You are always your mother’s child, my mother used to say.’


Shifting back and forth in time, we see their loves, expectations and choices play out against huge social change from 1900-1980s.


Presented in British Sign Language and spoken English and featuring a cast of one hearing and three d/Deaf actors, this production’s visual, physical storytelling captures the rich breadth of communication styles that have always been used by the d/Deaf community.


My Mother Said by Charlotte Keatley

Directed by Jeni Draper

Designed by Sophia Lovell-Smith

Lighting Design by Gary Longfield

Sound Design by Nick Greenhill

Movement by Luanna Priestman


  • RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 3
  • AGE GROUP: 13+
  • TICKETS: £14
  • PROMOTIONS The 3 for 2 offer applies when you book at least one ticket for three separate shows or more.