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My Mother Said I Never Should – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Charlotte Keatley Director: Michael Cabot Reviewer: Steve Turner Writer Charlotte Keatley once observed “our memories aren’t chronological. The order is dictated by what you need to tell”. Keatley uses this maxim to great effect in her oft-revived, much performed and translated play which follows 60 years in the lives of the women of a Lancashire family. Played out on ...

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My Mother Said I Never Should – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Charlotte Keatley Director: Michael Cabot Reviewer: Alex Ramon In State of the Nation, his comprehensive study of post-war British theatre, Michael Billington places Charlotte Keatley’s My Mother Said I Never Should among the mere “handful” of new plays that made an impact in the 1980s. Keatley’s play has endured beyond that decade, too: in fact, it’s the most frequently ...

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My Mother Said I Never Should – CAST, Doncaster

Writer: Charlotte Keatley Director: Michael Cabot Set and Costumes: Bek Palmer Reviewer: Ron Simpson My Mother Said I Never Should, first staged in Manchester in 1987, is the most widely performed play by a female dramatist – rather surprising for a play that poses challenges for producer, cast and audience alike. However, its subject matter and themes have a wide-ranging ...

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In the Dead of Night – Landor Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Claudio Macor Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Film noir has just got plus noir. While in Hollywood researching his last show, The Tailor- Made Man, writer/director Claudio Macor began asking himself the question: what would classic films of the 40s and 50s have been like if they could have escaped the straitjacket of the dreaded Hay’s Code, which ...

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No Way to Treat a Lady – Landor Theatre, London

Writer: Douglas J Cohen Director: Robert McWhir Reviewer: Lucy Thackray Fringe musicals are something of a mixed bag: sometimes they’re dark and edgy, sometimes saccharine and self indulgent, sometimes witty and satirical. No Way To Treat a Lady doesn’t know what it is, but it’s taking up a respected space on the fringe with little apparent reason. No Way To ...

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The Universal Machine – New Diorama Theatre, London

Writers: David Byrne and Dominic Brennan Music: Dominic Brennan Director: David Byrne Reviewer: Edie R [rating:3.5] Glancing through the programme of “The Universal Machine”, you detect a certain defensiveness. The PIT theatre company is apparently conscious that in setting out to make a musical of the life of Alan Turing, father of computer science and troubled hero of Bletchley Park, ...

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