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My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley

14th - 18th Sep 2021

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Start Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £15.00 Concessions: £13.00


"...beautifully done and a reminder of what we’ve been missing all these months." - David Whetstone, CULTURED. North East

"I would highly recommend this quirky, sorrowful and fun production to anyone who has missed live theatre." - NE Theatre


We are delighted to welcome audiences back to the People's with this warm, poignant, and humorous exploration of womanhood in 20th century England.

Years pass in emotional rather than chronological order as four generations of a family - Doris, Margaret, Jackie, and Rosie - encounter and struggle with motherhood, marriage, and work.

First presented by the People’s in 1998 and rarely seen in Newcastle since, this production offers a powerful and compassionate evening of drama.

Three decades after it was written, Charlotte Keatley’s play provides a stark reminder of the tough choices and compromises faced by women exhorted to ‘have it all’ whilst facing the conflicting demands of domestic life and a career.

This amateur production of “My Mother Said I Never Should” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.



The performances on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th have socially-distanced seating. 

When you book your ticket(s) you are agreeing to all of our booking terms and our COVID-safe measures.

CONCESSION PRICE applies to customers who are aged 65+ or under 18, students or unwaged.

To select the concession price, go to the drop-down box that appears under 'Your seats' once you have selected your seat(s).

If you have a CREDIT NOTE on your account from a cancelled production, its total will be deducted automatically at checkout. 

BOOK FOR A PARTY OF 10+ for the same date and receive 10% discount. All 10+ seats must be booked at the same time as the discount cannot be applied retrospectively. (If other discounts/offers are being applied, this discount might not be available).

You can select to have your tickets EMAILED (print off at home or show on your phone) or POSTED (for £1).

Ticket COLLECTION is not available at this time.

Please note the position of the STAGE on the seating plan. Row A is the front, Row S is the rear.

The Row marked 'W' at the front marks the spaces assigned for audience members using a wheelchair.

RUNNING TIME: approx 2hrs & 20mins (this includes an interval)

We are proud to be a See It Safely accredited venue, in association with Society of London Theatres and UK Theatre.

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