THEATRE PREVIEW: Ground-breaking production opens in Sheffield this week

By Adele Forrest | 05/11/2019

THEATRE PREVIEW: Ground-breaking production opens in Sheffield this week
Ali Briggs and Jude Mahon in rehearsals for My Mother Said I Never Should. Photo by Mark Douet.

A MOVING and funny exploration of the lives of four generations of women in one family will be coming to the region this week.

My Mother Said I Never Should opens at the Crucible’s studio theatre on Friday and runs until Saturday, November 23.

The contemporary classic by Charlotte Keatley shifts back and forth in time, showing the women's loves, expectations and choices playing out against the huge social changes of the past century.

The joint production sees Sheffield Theatres team up with Fingersmiths.

Directed by Jeni Draper (Up ‘n’ Under), My Mother Said I Never Should is presented in British Sign Language and spoken English, featuring a cast of hearing impaired and profoundly deaf actors including Ali Briggs (Coronation Street) as Doris, Jude Mahon (Fool Britannia) as Margaret, EJ Raymond (Chase Identities) as Jackie and, in her stage debut, Lisa Kelly as Rosie.

Tickets cost £15 and can be bought from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office in person, by phone on 0114 249 6000 or online at

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