REVIEW ROUND-UP: My Mother Said I Never Should at the St James Theatre

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Maureen Lipman and Katie Brayben star in Charlotte Keatley’s 1987 play about the relationships between mothers and daughters, running at London’s St James Theatre until 21 May 2016 – but what has the reaction been? 

The Guardian: ★★★ Michael Billington thought that: “in Paul Robinson’s impeccable revival, it strikes me as warm, witty and well structured, but also wordy.”

The Upcoming: ★★★★★ Stuart Boyland was impressed, writing: “This chemistry, experienced in combination with the primal authenticity at work in Keatley’s writing, makes for an outstanding piece of theatre.”

WhatsOnStage: ★★★ Lucinda Everett commented that: “Director Paul Robinson’s vision is nothing if not courageous”

Theatre Cat: ★★★★ “There are many such moments, superbly underwritten but devastating, as the story unfolds.”

British Theatre Guide: “It is easy to see why Paul Robinson wanted to revive a drama that is filled with heart and soul for his production company Tiny Fires.”

There Ought to be Clowns: “London theatregoers should never have to wait this long again to see this powerful play revived, especially in as lucid and sensitive a production as this – from Tiny Fires comes big results.”

Traffic Light Theatregoer: “the production always manages to recover its equilibrium quickly and this absorbing, sometimes very funny, evening in the theatre.”

My Mother said I Never Should runs at St James Theatre until the 21st May. To book tickets visit: Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.  

 

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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.
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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.

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